The IB Diploma
WHY THE IB DIPLOMA?
This decision to offer the IBDP is a key differentiator between Newington and other schools. We offer both the HSC and IB Diploma Programme so that boys have the opportunity to explore all avenues of academia available.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year course of study, undertaken in Years 11 and 12. It is chosen by a range of students as an alternative to studying the NSW Higher School Certificate.
The decision to implement the IBDP reflects Newington’s commitment to providing our boys with an internationally respected education, in an environment where they have access to excellent teachers, facilities and opportunities. The tradition, facilities and values of a GPS school interspersed with an internationally recognised academic program distinguishes Newington as a truly unique boys’ education institution.
The programme is based on the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)’s Mission Statement:
IB DIPLOMA MISSION STATEMENT
The International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The IBO encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Worldwide, the IB Diploma Programme is recognised by leading universities as setting a standard for the academic challenge needed in preparation for university success. There are more than 778,000 IB students at over 2,800 schools in more than 138 countries – and the numbers are growing!