Why is IB Different?

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Why the IB is different

Why the IB is different

The International Baccalaureate aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

We hope our students will help to build a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB is different from other courses because it:

- encourages students to think critically and challenge what they are told
- is independent of governments and national systems, and therefore able to incorporate best practice from a range of international frameworks and curricula
- encourages students to consider both their local and international environment.

Unlike a national curriculum, The International Baccalaureate reflects the best practice of a range of different educational frameworks and curricula. It encourages students to be internationally minded and to think beyond their immediate environment in order to improve the world, starting with their immediate environment.

IB students "earn how to learn ". They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress. One part of this is the Theory of Knowledge class, which is offered only to IB Diploma candidates. However, all IB students endeavor to:

- ask challenging questions
- think critically
- develop research skills proven to help them in life and in higher education.

IB programmes also encourage students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study.

In order to teach the IB Diploma Program, schools must be authorized. Every school authorized to offer IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

Rifle High School is one of 4,335 schools in the world to be authorized as an IB World School.