IB Students stand out vs. GCSE and IGCSE students

According to a study carried out by the British National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) which compares the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the GCSE and IGCSE programmes.

The comparison highlights the breadth and depth of the MYP, and its comprehensive English language curriculum.

IB students demonstrate greater awareness of global issues, greater interest in understanding other cultures and greater self efficacy and sense of civic responsibility (local and global) than students of British programmes.

Findings from the study also suggest that the MYP promotes a valued teaching style and school ethos, develops students as independent learners, critical thinkers and active citizens, encourages involvement in local and global communities, positively impacts school culture and classroom environments, promotes feedback and reflection, and is engaging and motivating for students and teachers.

Check the detailed research summary or check the full report.

Other studies and publications show that the IB is the ideal preparation to access universities around the world, and indicate that IB students get better grades in UK and US colleges than students of others programmes.

Read these and other research reports at http://www.ibo.org/research/

SEK International Schools offer the continuum of IB programmes, from 3 to 18 years of age.