The International Baccalaureate – Inspiring Individuals
Preshil delivers progressive International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes in the secondary school and holds candidacy* for the Primary Years Programme (PYP).
The IB at Preshil’s secondary school is an innovative curriculum, representative of the school’s long-standing reputation for offering a progressive and compelling alternative to conventional schooling. It facilitates a contemporary education relevant to the actual needs and interests of young people, whilst actively addressing the current disparity between what is taught at school and what graduates actually require in order to flourish in the world once their schooling years are over.
Many people have formed an idea of the IB as a narrowly academic alternative to the VCE. This is a limited view, one which has led to the common misconception that the International Baccalaureate (particularly at Diploma Programme level) is exclusive, only to be undertaken by the most academic of students. This view totally underestimates the IB’s flexibility and emphasis on both collaboration and individuality.
Inclusive and extensive, the International Baccalaureate provides a framework of academic challenge for the syllabus that draws upon a world-leading curriculum. The model enables Preshil to offer a significantly more holistic and cooperative learning culture, rewarding individual research, community participation, creativity and global citizenship. These qualities have always been at the heart of Preshil’s approach, and they are now – facilitated by the IB – able to be integrated into all components of the school’s curriculum.
Undertaking the Middle Years Programme (MYP) through Years 7-10 ensures every Preshil student develops depth of knowledge and balance through study of eight subject areas: arts, individuals and societies, language and literature, language acquisition, mathematics, physical and health education, sciences and design. The core subjects are supplemented by Preshil’s extensive range of electives, arts and philosophy teachings. This breadth of content prepares the students to move forward into the IB diploma or to complete an IB certificate; combining a number of IB courses with either VET or other specialist training.
At Preshil, our students are supported by exceptional careers and course selection advice, ensuring that all options and pathways (both local and international) are accessible. The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognised qualification with emphasis on personal skills development, research and genuine criteria-based assessment.
It is a world away from the outdated, competitive systems that rank classmates against one another in a race to achieve a number!
Visit www.preshil.vic.edu.au for further information or to enquire about scholarships and regular Tours/Open Days