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JANUARY 18, 2010, 6:45 P. M.


I. What is the International Baccalaureate (IB and Pre-IB)

II. What is the Nature of the IB Programme?

III. The Six Major Areas of Study in the IB and Pre-IB Programmes: Courses Offered at Richmond High

IV. Details of the Curriculum

V. Choosing and Selecting a Diploma

VI. Possible Diploma Options: Examples

VII. Why do IB?

VIII. What do Students Learn, and What Leads to Success?

IX. How do Colleges and Universities Recognize IB Courses and the IB Diploma

X. Some Facts and Common Sense Ideas About the IB Programme

IBO mission statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

RHS mission statement

We strive to do our best by creating an inclusive learning community through supporting and caring for one another.


The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

INQUIRERS: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

KNOWLEDGEABLE:They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global...
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