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The International Baccalaureate Programme in HCMC

Currently, there are more than 10 International Schools with IB programme in Ho Chi Minh City. Students benefit from comprehensive education, valuable qualifications, and global recognition via the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. IB Programme is one of the educational programmes that give students a higher opportunity to learn in top prestigious universities around the world.

What is the IB programme?

International Baccalaureate (also known as IB) is a rigorous and challenging educational programme for a worldwide community. Established in 1968 by The World International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). IB Programmes are being offered worldwide, across over 157 countries.

The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable, confident and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect. IB programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership of their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.

IB programmes encourage both personal development and academic achievement challenging students to think critically, ask the right questions, think across disciplines, and enhance problem-solving skills. An IB education also fosters diversity, curiosity and a healthy appetite for learning.

Chương trình IB giúp các em tự chủ trong việc học của mình

Tesla students give a presentation at the PYP Exhibition

Who is IB suitable for? 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a continuum of international education through four challenging, high-quality educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19. The International Baccalaureate Programme encompasses 4 sub-programmes including : 

IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP): for students aged 3 to 12. 

IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP): for students aged 13 to 16. 

IB Diploma Programme (IB DP):  for students aged 16 to 19. 

IB Career-related Programme (IB CP): for students aged 16 to 19. 

With a holistic well-rounded academic program and a variety of extracurricular activities, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective. 

Chương trình IB giúp các em tự chủ trong việc học của mình

The IB Programme helps students to drive their own learning

IB Benefits for students 

IB school graduates have a higher chance of getting into top colleges and universities 

The IB gives students distinct advantages by a framework that is scientifically and effectively designed toward personalization. IB believes students perform well in academics thanks to great preparation of learning and research from the early age. 

The IB Diploma Programme is recognized by more universities than ever before and students are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students in other curriculums. IB learners are encouraged to think critically and creatively; drive their own learning. Those are personal qualities prestigious colleges and universities look for in applicants. Earning an IB diploma means that students are among a small portion of the university applicant pool with this particular qualification. Another huge benefit of the IB programme is that universities can use IB courses to determine course placement and credit. And some universities provide scholarships for IB diploma holders. 

Focus on the comprehensive development of students 

The IB program focuses on four aspects: intellect, personal growth, emotional and soft skills, aiming to develop comprehensive learners and the opportunity to become global citizens. IB programmes encourage students to think critically, ask the right questions, think across disciplines, and support students to develop skills needed for universities and later. They are also inspired to participate in activities that support the community and society.

IB Programme helps students develop comprehensively

IB Programme helps students develop comprehensively

Why IB at Tesla Education? 

In HCMC, Tesla Education is unique in providing an Integrated International Baccalaureate Programme with the desire to retain the national identities in the process of international integration. At Tesla, students both benefit from the prestigious IB programme and meet the National Curriculum requirements. 

Tesla not only helps students complete a high-quality international education but also enables students to develop their personal competencies through highly interactive, practical, challenging, and focused teaching and learning methods. 

Tesla students are fully developed through the transdisciplinary approach to learning. The amount of knowledge they acquire is not only deepened but also highly practical. They are encouraged to explore and inquire to broaden their horizons and increase their understanding of global issues.

Phương pháp học liên môn tại Trường Tesla thúc đẩy khả năng tư duy của học sinh

Tesla’s transdisciplinary approach promotes students’ thinking ability

Tim Vanderpool – Tesla Head of School stated: “With the purpose of developing students capable of making informed decisions, in a future that has yet to be defined, requires the complete development of lifelong learners. This is the foundation of the IB curricular framework and the goal of creating independent, confident, creative thinkers that accept responsibility for their own learning”. 

With the orientation in early education, student-centered and serious training program development, Tesla is an international school teaching IB programme in Ho Chi Minh City that have higher levels of trust in parents. Tesla helps students with a solid foundation to develop a global multilingual citizen, continues to study at universities around the world in the future, and at the same time has the opportunity to honor the good values of Vietnamese culture.

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