The International Baccalaureate
The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program that encourages community involvement and service while also preparing students for success at university. The IB values 21st century learning, there is a focus on the development of specific skills: communication, social, self-management/executive, research and thinking.
In the IB Program, we strive to meet the goals of the IB Mission Statement and to help our students develop the IB Learner Profile.
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-judgmental, unprejudiced
- Caring - compassionate
- Risk-Takers - resilient
- Balanced - mindful
- Reflective - thoughtful
For more details about the individual learner profiles, see: https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/fd82f70643ef4086b7d3f292cc214962/learner-profile-en.pdf
The Outcomes of an IB Education at Churchill School
https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/fd82f70643ef4086b7d3f292cc214962/learner-profile-en.pdf Diploma Programme candidates are required to study six subjects and a programme core. Specialization is provided by requiring at least three [no more than four] of the six subjects to be studied at HL. Breadth is provided by studying three subjects [two if four HL subjects are taken] at standard level (SL).
Below are the subjects we offer at Churchill, but please note that these offerings can change.
Please note that students who enroll in the IB Program at Churchill are also required to complete the new Contemporary Indigenous Studies course on timetable. This means that Grade 11 students cannot have an on time-table elective. This course must be completed, on timetable as an IB student even if the student has already completed the course. It is a part of our core program.
For more details about the IB Program at Churchill School, please visit: https://www.vsb.bc.ca/sir-winston-churchill/page/3871