What is IB?

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“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” ~ibo.org

The IB Advantage

The IB programmes offer an academic approach with an unprecedented emphasis on personal development, equipping you well for post-secondary education and life beyond Brookes.

Self-Driven Learners

You’ll be motivated to drive your own learning. Before you know it, you’ll be trailblazing the path to your own success at university and beyond.

Respect for Other Cultures

In classrooms with students and teachers from around the globe, you’ll be encouraged to view the world through a culturally inclusive lens.

Well-Rounded Characters

You’ll focus on your academic, social and emotional skills, graduating with a well-rounded character and strong foundation for learning.

Stress Management Skills

You’ll be better prepared to navigate the strenuous academic requirements of university with advanced planning, time-management and study skills.

University Credits

With well-planned classes, your high school credits could be applied to first-year university studies—saving you as much as one year’s tuition.

Joy of Learning

With an interactive, personalized, supportive environment, learning will feel more fun, and you’ll be challenged to find opportunity within failure.

IB Learner Attributes

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We support our students in fostering these attributes to help them become more responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Open-Minded

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Risk-Takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives —intellectual, physical, and emotional— to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

The Value of an IB Education

Testimonials
[The IB] was the best thing I could have done to prepare me for university. Because of the IB, I was able to skip first-year university and go straight into second year.
— Madeleine, Victoria Class of 2015
The IB at Brookes prepared me well to be organized and independent. My two years in the IB Diploma Programme were the first time I actually enjoyed studying!
— Sumika, Japan Class of 2016
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