The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is one of 3 senior secondary pathways available at Mountain Creek State High School along with the Queensland government's QCAA-SATE and Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways.
The IBDP is a world-class 2-year secondary education course that is offered in over 150 countries around the globe and recognised by over 3000 universities worldwide. The IB diploma not only provides students with an enhanced academic focus through a multi-disciplinary
curriculum but seeks to develop a student holistically while cultivating an international perspective. The diploma suits highly motivated senior students who seek to aim high and go far. It is designed to equip them with the skills and attitudes required to think critically, creatively and responsibly in order to gain success in life beyond school.
Student learning and development is governed by the IB mission statement and learners profile, which provides a framework for translating learning outcomes for the 21st century. The IBDP promotes the education of the whole person, emphasising intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. All students learn a language and demonstrate international mindedness and cultural understanding.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation and mission statement
The IBDP is one of the programmes offered by The International Baccalaureate Organisation's (IBO). Their goal is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgement, make wise choices, and respect others in the global community. The broad objective of the IBO is 'education for a better world', as evident in the mission statement of all IB programmes:
'The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.'
IB learner profile
IB learner profile is a framework guiding student development through the IBDP that identifies a range of human capacities and features that go beyond academic success.