Creativity, Activity, Service
Over the course of 2016 and 2017, researchers investigated the impact of creativity, activity, service (CAS) by exploring the perceptions of those involved in the programme, past and present. Coordinators, students and alumni surveyed from across the world believed that CAS helps students to become better at “taking on new challenges”, “learning to persevere” and “developing better interpersonal skills.”
University outcomes- Turkey
In Turkey, researchers investigated the university outcomes of DP (Diploma programme) graduates and their non-IB peers at Turkish universities. Compared to non-IB students, DP graduates generally had higher subject grades (in all subject areas examined), overall grade point averages and graduation rates. DP alumni also reported feeling well-prepared for university studies, particularly with regard to English language skills and academic skills, such as writing and managing independent work.
Higher Education outcomes- United Kingdom
To examine the higher education outcomes of students in the United Kingdom, researchers explored the university enrollment and achievement of statistically matched groups of DP and A level students. DP students were significantly more likely than their A level counterparts to attend a top 20 university in the UK and to receive a first‑class honours degree. Additionally, DP graduates were somewhat more likely to enroll in further education after completing university.