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.
About the Coursework
Students in the Diploma Program take six courses taken from the six subject groups. Three of these courses are studied at the Higher Level (HL) and at least three are studied at the Standard Level (SL). SL courses are usually a yearlong and include 150 hours of instruction, while HL courses are two years long and include 240 hours of instruction. All students take HL English Literature, and are able to choose the rest of their course offerings.