The International Baccalaureate Diploma

The International Baccalaureate Diploma


The Diploma Programme at AZC

Over the duration of the course, IB students work towards developing in the areas listed by the Learner Profile. The IBO considers that internationally minded learners are:

Ù Inquirers
Ù Communicators Ù Balanced
Ù Reflective
Ù Knowledgeable Ù Principled
Ù Thinkers
Ù Risk-takers
Ù Caring
Ù Open-minded

The learner profile is a core component of the Diploma Programme and based on the mission statement. IB students are encouraged to develop in all these areas to the best of their ability.

Al Zahra College has been an IB World School since its inception. This means that we:

  • Ù  Share the mission and commitment of the IB to quality international education
  • Ù  Play an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools
  • Ù  Share their knowledge and experience in the development of IB programmes
  • Ù  Arecommittedtotheprofessional development of teachers

The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and rigorous pre-university course of study for motivated students that combines a range of subjects with a program of:

  • Ù  Research through the Extended Essay
  • Ù  Creativity , Activity and Service (CAS)
  • Ù  TheoryofKnowledge(ToK),acourse

designed for students to be able to ask, ‘How do we know what we know’?

The programme is based on the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s (IBO) Mission Statement:

‘The International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their

differences, can also be right.’1

1International Baccalaureate Organisation©