Educational experts value the IBDP above other qualifications
The IB itself claims its program combines “the progressive thinking of the past” with “the innovation of the future”. It concludes by stating that, “an IB education is unique because of its rigorous academic and personal standards”.
We might expect the IB to promote its brand but leading educationalists align with the perspective of the IB that it is a world class curriculum. Former headmaster of Wellington College, Sir Anthony Seldon, described it as “the platinum standard” of education in 2015.
How can these words comfort the BIS Hanoi IB student?
The IB is more than a qualification; the IB nurtures a way of thinking about the world that encourages shared perspectives, respect and empathy. These are qualities that make a significant contribution to positive relationships. These positive relationships contribute to social capital - an increasingly important resource in the world today.