IB International Baccalaureate
The IB programme is a two-year educational programme for students aged 16–19 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education, and is recognised by universities worldwide. It stresses developing students’ aptitude and critical thinking skills, therefore helping them adapt to the learning environment in further education.
Students study one subject from each of the following six groups, in which at least three of them must be at the higher level.
Language and Literature
Individuals and Societies
History, Geography, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science etc.
Visual Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts or any third language
Apart from the academic studies, students are required to complete a research report as well as taking part in extra-curricular activities and community services
Extended Essay (EE)
a 4000-word essay on a self-selected topic.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
a 1200 to 1600-word essay on a specified topic.
Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
Minimum obtainment is pass.
Qualification internationally recognised means students may apply for prestigious institutions in most countries.
In comparison to GCE A-levels, IB is better recognised in the United States.
Maximum mark of each subject is 7. With 3 extra marks from EE and TOK, full mark is 45.
HK Student – Completed F.5
Malaysian Student – Completed F.5
IELTS 5.5 or above