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All About International Baccalaureate

A truly holistic education

Developing students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognised curriculum that challenges students to excel in their studies and encourages both personal and academic achievement as part of a truly holistic education.
At ACG Parnell College, Year 12 and 13 students may choose to study the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

IBDP is recognised and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.

This programme is geared to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed; students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a community-minded project.

Students select six subjects from a total of 17 available, providing an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge. The maximum score for the diploma is 45 – 42 points from the six subjects combined and three from the core programme.
ACG IBDP students have gone on to top universities in New Zealand and around the world.