What is IB?
In the words of the International Baccalaureate® organization, the IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB Advantage
The IB programmes offer students an academic approach with an unprecedented emphasis on personal development, equipping you for post-secondary education and life beyond Brookes.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!