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Saturday, July 21, 2018

How 'big-picture thinking' and IB study go hand in glove | Education - The Sydney Morning Herald

"The International Baccalaureate alternative in high school is growing" summarizes Fran Molloy, Journalist.
 

IB students, from left, Alexandra Doubleday, Kate Addison and Sophia Kennaugh with Tara's head of Senior School Scott Baker.
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Students at Tara Anglican School for Girls will now learn their years 7 to 10 coursework via the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, a framework for teaching that the school introduced more than two years ago when students now in year 9 began their secondary schooling.

Head of Senior School Scott Baker says the content follows the Australian curriculum, but is taught differently. 

"The framework through which the material is taught is best practice," he says.

The IB middle years program (MYP) gives broad coverage in creative arts and design, language acquisition, literature, maths, physical education, societies and science...

A key part of IB study is learning how to take notes, how to reference and research. That's music to the ears of universities, some of whom have begun making unconditional early entry offers to IB students based on their predicted results.
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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald 


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