The IB diploma programme is a rigorous two-year course of study that aims to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
Unlike most boards, IB students have the liberty to pick subjects based on their interests from 6 different groups. Three of the six subjects must be studied at Higher Level, while the other three can be studied at Standard Level. In order to take the exams you must complete specific hours in each subject depending on the level. The IB not only involves exams but also a lot of coursework.