Parents learn more about IB

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An information evening to promote the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme was a huge success. More than 40 parents and students came to Garden International School (GIS) in Rayong on March 8 to hear about the school’s successes with IB.

GIS had a 100 percent pass rate in 2010 with all 14 students gaining the full IB diploma.

Mr Ian Fraser, IB Coordinator, told parents that GIS has been running the IB exams since 1997 and has achieved a 91 percent pass rate, far higher than the global average.

Parents eagerly talk to subject teachers at Garden International School. Parents eagerly talk to subject teachers at Garden International School.

He added, “We have great IB teachers who are passionate and really want the students to do well.”

Since 1997, GIS has had more than 50 successful graduates who have carried the GIS flag as international students at many prestigious universities worldwide.

The Diploma Programme is an academically challenging two-year course but the rewards are worth the effort. Students gain an international perspective to their studies, learn to think critically, are able to question all forms of knowledge with Theory of Knowledge lessons and, at the end of two years, are able to open doors to some of the world’s finest universities with an IB Diploma. A recent UK survey of 51 universities found that IB was considered the best preparation for further education, employment and work overseas.

As well as academic work, students have to also undertake community work as part of IB.

After the presentation, parents were able to talk to subject teachers while current IB students displayed some of their work.

For more on the IB Diploma Programme at GIS, visit www.gardenrayong.com.