The International Baccalaureate (IB)
Programmes AAGE offers:
Candidate: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Authorized: Middle Years Programme (MYP) December 2015
The IB is a recognised leader within the field of international education. It was founded in 1968 and currently has 3,461 schools across 143 countries around the world.
The IB offers three high-quality and challenging educational programmes: The IB Primary Years Programme, The IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.
At the heart of the IB is the ‘learner profile’, a long-term holistic vision of education that underpins all three programmes and puts the student at the centre of everything we do. (Source: www.ibo.org)
• IB programmes are recognised around the world and ensure increased
adaptability and mobility for IB students.
• The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes are focused on
international perspectives of learning and teaching, while
requiring that students fully explore their local culture and
• IB World Schools are subject to an exhaustive authorisation
process in order to offer one or more of the programmes;
this process includes studying the school’s resources and its
commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.
• IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional
development opportunities to constantly update their
knowledge and to share their expertise with colleagues around
• Many students graduating from the IB Diploma Programme find
that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions.
The IB works closely together with universities around
the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.
• The core components and the Learner Profile of IB programmes
encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented
activities, while at the same time emphasising the importance
of reflection at a personal and academic level.
All IB programmes
• Have a strong international dimension
• Draw on content from educational cultures from around the world
• Require study across a broad range of subjects
• Include both individual subjects and trans-disciplinary areas
• Give special emphasis to learning languages
• Focus on developing the skills of learning
• Provide opportunities for individual and collaborative planning
• Encourage students to become responsible members of their community
The IB programmes include
• A written curriculum
• Student formative and summative rubric assessments appropriate
to the age range
• Professional development and networking opportunities for
teachers abroad and online
• Support, authorisation and programme evaluation for the school
Langkaer Gymnasium (an upper secondary school) has already been certified to offer the Diploma Programme (for students aged 16-19) since August 2011, and a close cooperation has already been established with the gymnasium to form a seamless transition for our graduating MYP students.
The IB Primary Years Programme for pupils aged 3 to 11 focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. (Source: www.ibo.org
The IB Middle Years Programme for students aged 12 to 16 provides a project-based framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and to become critical and reflective thinkers. (Source: www.ibo.org
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