Skilled thinkers

The IB Diploma Programme is exceptionally strong in the areas of key cognitive strategies, problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, research and writing skills.

Through the IB curriculum IB students develop the ability to interpret, analyse, think critically and present arguments. They learn to question and reflect on what they know. They also learn to research, write and present what they have learned.

The IB assessment tasks evaluate students’ ability to think and process what they know rather than to simply memorise facts. Recent studies confirm that IB students perform well and have significantly higher grade point averages and higher graduation rates than students who did not complete the IB Diploma Programme. Scores on IB assessments are a significant predictor of performance at university.

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