Internationally recognised qualifications
At Sixth form, we teach our students the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Unlike many schools which focus on A Levels, we favour the IBDP for its worldwide prestige and the international pathways it opens up for our students. Popular university destinations, like the UK for example, will notice the IBDP in university applications and recognise it as a particularly competitive qualification. Why is this?
First and foremost, it is a qualification known for preparing students far better for university study than any other. The IBDP is specifically designed so that its core elements mimic the way university students study their degree. Through tasks like the extended essay, for example, students practice skills like independent research, thinking laterally and creatively, and exploring subjects so that they shape their own opinions. Studying the IBDP results in students who do not simply repeat what they have been told and memorise answers for their exams, they thoroughly understand what it means, why it is important and how their learnings fit within a global context.
“The combination of a broad academic knowledgebase and toolkit to approach learning offered in the IBDP programme makes our graduates very appealing to higher education institutions,” said Ms. Emma Graham, IB Coordinator at BIS Hanoi.