The Advantages of IB Programme

“The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but rather those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”

-Alvin Toffler

Education has undergone an evolution in various aspects such as learning methods and teaching strategies and all this happens primarily due to the changing landscape of the workforce. There is a boom in the tuition industry as well and the fact that tuition agencies are adopting new strategies and plans to better train students is also a testament to this.

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Students have to learn how to learn, unlearn and re-learn in order to acquire knowledge easily and apply it to solve problems that they are presented with!

The International Bachelorette programme is one that some are unsure of what to expect and many parents of apprehensive sending off their children in that line of academics. There are many IB home tutors in Singapore who are ready to guide students to perform well in the IB curriculum though it may seem challenging.

So, to clear your doubts, here are some advantages of IB programme!

BROAD SCOPE

Learning in International Bachelorette is much different from mainstream education. The stark difference starts with a variety of subjects that are available for students to choose and study. Some unique courses that students can take up are,

  • Global politics
  • Information technology in Global society
  • Philosophy
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • World religions
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

And the list is pretty much endless. Instead of pushing students into the standard curriculum of Science, Maths and English, IB provides a wider range of subjects for students to explore and they widen their horizon of thinking which gives more space for creative thinking as well.

GLOBAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Since the IB programme is independent of government and national systems, it stretches beyond a limited list of subjects and content which enables students to be exposed to much more than what mainstream education can offer.

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Though all schools are good schools in Singapore, IB programme does have some added advantages and students can stretch their potential and explore their interests on a different level. They are given the autonomy to take charge of their own learning and find ways to improve themselves to keep getting better at what they do best.

RECOGNITION

It is undeniable that if a student is a graduate from IB programme, he or she will get recognised in top universities internationally and this is a huge advantage that offers great opportunities.

It prepares students to be global citizens who are able to adapt and adjust in countries beyond their own home country and that enables them to be prepared in future to take up the opportunities that present themselves before them which may require work abroad.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify other’s emotions as well as your own, to be able to empathise and to be able to speak the write words and perform the right actions at the right time and at the right place.

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This unfortunately cannot be learnt through a textbook and can only be lessons gained through experience. It takes even more time to be able to put this into practice and see that its benefits can be reaped.

The emotional resilience and the ability to empathise and be compassionate will enable students to be more conscious of their actions and make the right choices and decisions in their future endeavours!