International Baccalaureate

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St Andrew's Cathedral School and the IB

St Andrew’s Cathedral School was authorised as an IB World School in 2008 and introduced the IB Diploma Programme to Year 11 students in 2009. Students study the IB as an alternative to the NSW HSC. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that St Andrew’s Cathedral School believes is important for our students.


The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) was founded in 1968 with the purpose of facilitating greater mobility internationally for students. The IB is an internationally recognised credential which is global in focus.

The IB Mission Statement

“The International Baccalaureate Organisation 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 IBO works with schools, governments and international organisations 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”.

Please refer to SACS Website IB Section or for more information.

The IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a 2 year international and pre-university course for highly motivated Year 11 and 12 students. Through the study of the IB, students are encouraged to become well-rounded and active people, informed and engaged world citizens, and lifelong learners. The IB Diploma Programme uses a criterion-referenced system of grading, which measures each student’s performance against well-defined levels of achievement.

IB Diploma Brochure

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The IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile is a set of learner characteristics that are developed by the IB Programme. This Profile is complementary and reinforced by the St Andrew's Graduate Attributes.

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