SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, in its commitment to render quality and relevant education to its students, is embarking on a new journey that will surely catapult its educational standards to greater heights – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) accreditation. As the school braves the challenges and curricular innovations that an international curriculum entails, here is a glimpse of what the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is all about.
As for the Philippine setting, 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) are already into talks with the International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific (IBAP) Office regarding direct admissions and curricular credits. More than all these, the greatest benefit that the IBDP can offer each and every learner is that one of a kind learning experience which brings education into a whole new light. IB graduates love to learn, and that profound love for learning translates into individuals who are international minded and life-long learners.
The IBDP requires students to choose a course from each of the six groups: Language A, Language B, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Science, and Arts. These courses will be taken up within a span of two years. At the heart of the IBDP are its core components, aside from the six subject groups: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creative, Action, Service (CAS). The students must also comply with these three components to be an IBDP graduate.
Saint Jude Catholic School is an IB World School. Being an IB World School means sharing a common philosophy and commitment to high quality, challenging, international education with other highly acclaimed educational institutions in the globe. Saint Jude Catholic School believing in the Judenites’ capabilities to tackle the challenge of the IB curriculum hopes to offer the program in 2016.