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IB Info Night will be held in-person and online on Thurs, Jan 11, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

In-person session will be held at Britannia Secondary School Auditorium. 

Online Teams links is as follows:

Meeting ID: 299 319 987 536 

Passcode: xAe4D3 


International Baccalaureate Program Overview

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading the examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years.

Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups. At least three and not more than four are taken at higher level (HL), the others at standard level (SL). By arranging work in this fashion, students are able to explore some subjects in-depth and some more broadly over the two-year period. Students may elect to do another subject from groups 2, 3, or 4 instead of a subject from the arts.

The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

"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.

To this end, the organization works with school, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes 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."

The IB Learner Profile

In addition to the Mission Statement, the IB Organization has established ten Learner Profiles that as IB learners, IB students should strive to be:

  • Inquirers - curious
  • Knowledgeable - well-read, aware
  • Thinkers - rational, critical
  • Communicators - collaborative
  • Principled - honest, act with integrity
  • Open-Minded - non-judgemental, unprejudiced
  • Caring - compassionate
  • Risk-Takers - resilient
  • Balanced - mindful
  • Reflective - thoughtful

For more details about the individual learner profiles, see: IB Learner Profile

IB Application Information

The new IB application can be found on the bottom of this page. After you download the form, you can complete it digitally and e-mail it to or send a completed print to the school.

Jan 11: IB info night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Feb 5: Applications Due

Feb 12-26: Short-listed candidates may be asked for an interview or to complete a skills assessment in English and mathematics. 

Mar 4: First offers will be sent out

Mar 11: Acceptance confirmation

IB Program Additional Information

The following links will help to clarify the nature of the IB Diploma program:

IB General Regulations

IB Infographic that highlights the benefits of doing the full IB Diploma program

Teaching and Learning with Global Understanding


Academic Honesty in the Diploma Programme

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