The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Programme learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Each of the IB®’s programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB® learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education as the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) states in their website. The students will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalised, rapidly changing world.

IB® students often perform better

IB® World School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other programmes.

Students on the IB® Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities, and students on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) outperform other students in a number of areas.

IB® teaching and learning is based on interaction between inquiry, action and reflection.

IB® pedagogy is expressed in every aspect of the Middle Years Programme teaching and learning experience with a focus on:

  • Concept-based learning
  • Inquiry
  • Language and identity
  • Diversity in learning and inclusion
  • Rigorous academic curriculum with meaningful assessment
  • Community Service


The IB® Diploma Programme is a challenging two year pre-university curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 18. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognised by the world’s leading universities.

Students learn more than just a body of knowledge. The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:

  • Ask challenging questions
  • Learn how to learn using the IB® Approaches to Learning
  • Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures
  • Flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course