The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

IB Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

All programmes together are for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, the IB currently work with 3,475 schools in 144 countries to develop and offer challenging programmes to over 1,058,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

The IB offers three main programmes, the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. There are less than 300 schools in the world which are authorized to provide all three Programmes, and The Codrington School is one of them.

At the centre of all programmes is the Learner profile.

What is so special about IB programmes?

  • IB programmes are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students.
  • The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.
  • IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorization process in order to offer one or more of the programmes, which includes a study of the school’s resources and commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.
  • IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world.
  • Many students graduating from the Diploma Programme find that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions. The IB works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.
  • The core components of IB programmes encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.

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