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Scots College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorised to deliver the IB’s Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the senior-level IB Diploma Programme.
The Primary and Middle Years Programmes were introduced in the Junior School and Secondary School in 2008 and the IB Diploma was introduced in 2010 to Years 12 & 13 as an alternative qualification to NCEA.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) runs from Year 1 to Year 6 and is being implemented across all year levels. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) runs from Years 7-10.
The IB Diploma is a two-year course available to students in Years 12 and 13 as an alternative to NCEA. Scots offers a dual pathway to students allowing them a choice between NCEA and IB.
Why did Scots College decide to introduce the IB Programmes into the curriculum?
“The answer is very clear when you consider the type of education Scots is offering. All the IB programmes focus on skills that our learners will need in the 21st century, the interdisciplinary approach makes learning more meaningful and the emphasis on environmental education and service encapsulates key ideals that we view as important”.
“The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. I believe that the linking of this academic purpose with the spiritual base of the College will further strengthen the College’s commitment to its core purpose.”
The IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Read more about the philosophy of IB at ib.org