SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, in its commitment to provide quality and relevant education, has embarked on a new journey that has catapulted its educational standards to greater heights – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). As the school braves the challenges and curricular innovations that an international curriculum entails, it has managed to integrate its own vision, mission, and core values to this new programme. Thus, creating a premium and challenging education for the Judenites. Here is a glimpse of what the SJCS IBDP is all about.
SJCS IBDP Cohort 3 Scholarship Recipients
The IBDP requires students to choose courses in each of the six (6) subject groups namely: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts.
Students are to remain in these courses for two (2) years, acquiring a depth of knowledge and a plethora of experiences that prepare them for what lies ahead. At the heart of the IBDP are its core components – Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). These three components must be complied with by students to be a bonafide IBDP graduate.
Top universities in the country such as the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DSLU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) accept IB graduates and grant course credits. More than all these, the greatest benefit that the IBDP can offer each learner is the unique learning experience manifested through the breadth and depth of knowledge, and skills gained in the programme which brings education into a whole new light. IB graduates love to learn, and that profound love for learning translates into international minded and life-long independent thinkers and learners who embody the IB learner profile and are able to think independently as they become more culturally aware in their engagement with people in this rapidly changing, globalized world