Diploma Programme

Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate's (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year pre-university course, which leads to a qualification that is widely recognised by the world's leading universities.

The International Baccalaureate's (IB) Diploma Programme with the emphasis on providing a broad-based curriculum of 21st century relevance, students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Programme encourages students to:

  • ask challenging questions

  • learn how to learn

  • develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture

  • develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures


The IB Programme is recognised by all major Tertiary Institutions in Australia. It is this renowned reputation for education excellence that over 2,700 Schools, in over 130 countries worldwide utilise the IB learning platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scotch College held an information session on the Diploma Programme in June 2008. Attached is a summary of the most frequently asked questions from the evening. IB Diploma Coordinator, Michael Scaife, gave an informative overview on the Diploma Programme while Mr Greg Valentine of the IBO addressed parents about the Diploma Programme's benefits.

Information on WACE courses, for comparison to the Diploma Programme. This presentation was presented to parents in March 2009.

Further Information

Please click here to visit the IB website for further information regarding the IB Programmes. Alternatively, you can contact Mr Michael Scaife (IB Diploma Programme Coordinator) via the School Reception on +61 8 9383 6800 if you have any questions regarding the IB at Scotch.

Scotch College acknowledges the International Baccalaureate Organisation for providing detailed information and publications to assist with the development of this web page.