IB Diploma Programme Overview
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization's (IBO) Diploma Programme "aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically" (https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/).
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) was designed for students ages 16 -19 who are academically motivated and desire the rigorous curriculum often as a preparation for post secondary study. Candidates undergo internal and external assessment which is criterion referenced. A student who completes the IB DP will not only gain an enhanced set of organizational, writing, speaking, lab and collaborative skills,
but the IB DP graduate is actively recruited by many universities around the globe, including Canada. A visit to any university's website would identify policy. The University of Saskatchewan has an IB Recognition Policy
that rivals any in Canada.
The IB Diploma Programme at Bedford Road
Bedford Road Collegiate is a diverse community that prides itself on its traditions as it strives for excellence in preparing students for the 21st century. We were the first school in Saskatoon to be designated an IB World School. This is a testament to the recognition that at Bedford Road, we value the notion that our beloved community is very much part of a global consciousness. We acknowledge and embrace that combined with scholarship, our values of tolerance, respect and compassion fit perfectly with the IBO's mission to encourage students to become active, well rounded, influential citizens of their local and global communities.
The IB faculty is committed to our students' successful navigation of the IB Diploma Programme. We acknowledge that while the expectations of the programme are rigorous in nature, it is our privilege to act as guides in a supportive environment. It's the Bedford way.