What are the main benefits for students?
- be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
- take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
- become more culturally aware through learning a second language
- be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalised, rapidly changing world.
Let them tell you about it…
“The International Baccalaureate develops the students’ critical thinking, creativity and maturity, they make their own criteria, and are more open-minded. We have been able to experience satisfactory progress. “
“The IB is a demanding program that requires a great personal commitment, but it provides a fully comprehensive training. Now I’m at university I realise that everything I have learned, such as independent work, will not only benefit me in my future as a student, but for life.”
NACE Schools is proud of its commitment to creating a truly international atmosphere. While our schools span 4 countries and encompass a variety of different languages, together they form one global family. Unlike many private schools, which teach in a foreign language, we offer our students full international immersion. A key part of the focus which underpins our philosophy is our dedication to Global Readiness – preparing students via language immersion and international and cross-cultural opportunities for a career in our increasingly globalized world.
An important factor in a truly global education is a qualification which incorporates international values. The International Baccalaureate is an outstanding example of this. Many of our schools, known as IB World Schools, are already accredited to teach this highly-esteemed qualification, while others in the group hold Candidate School status and are due to obtain authorisation. Like NACE Schools, IB World Schools are devoted to the provision of the international education that is so vital for our pupils.
Educational Excellence is a core focus of each NACE private school. The International Baccalaureate, for example, can pave the way to higher education at one of the world’s leading universities; evidence shows that higher numbers of IB students progress to university than non-IB students. The IB Diploma Programme offers an academically challenging and balanced curriculum with final examinations that incorporate the three core modules of Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and Creativity, Action, Service, as well as subjects chosen by students designed to ensure a breadth and depth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics.
Independent learning and research
For students at a NACE private school, the International Baccalaureate is a fully-rounded programme of study which offers a number of advantages: the curriculum incorporates a range of international frameworks and best practices, gives students an awareness of their local environment as well as the wider international community, and encourages independent learning and research, interdisciplinary studies, and internationalism.
Students on this programme will develop a unique skill set, vital for an international career and not unlike the education in values at the heart of each NACE private school. International Baccalaureate students develop cultural awareness and fluency in a second language (at NACE, our students will gain mastery of English plus sound knowledge of another foreign language), as well as the ability to think independently and work collaboratively. In addition, we help our students to acquire a sense of personal and social responsibility and commitment towards those in the school and wider community. Their sense of belonging will enable them to communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different cultures and countries.