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Rex Wallen L. Tan

Upper School,

Class 2001

"I’ve had experience living in Spain, England and Australia just on my own – without my parents, starting when I was 14 years old. I was surprisingly well prepared. I had no difficulties adjusting to the cultural differences and I was absolutely ready to handle the independent life..." read more>>


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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

Universities recognize the outstanding qualities of I.B. Diploma Program students. Typically, diploma holders are ready to debate real-world issues from an international perspective and to provide leadership and support in the local and global community. They demonstrate a capacity for in-depth study while maintaining a broad perspective of the different subject areas. They are able to ask challenging questions but also know how to research a topic and express their opinion. They have a strong sense of their own culture and identity as well as their place in the world. They are global citizens.

Features of the IB Program

•    It has a strong international dimension
•    It draws on content from educational cultures around the world and is founded on best International practice
•    The Diploma requires study across a broad range of subjects as well as transdisciplinary areas
•    There is a special emphasis to learning languages
•    A focus on developing the skills of learning and metacognition
•    Provides opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and  research
•    IBDP encourages students to become responsible and active members of their community