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The International Baccalaureate Diploma at Townsville’s leading academic school.

4th September 2023

As the leading academic school in Northern Queensland, and regularly listed in the state’s top schools, Townsville Grammar School is also an IB World School, thereby offering students the choice of two academic pathways in Years 11 and 12. 

Students can elect to study the QCCA academic program or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program.

Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has gained global recognition for its rigorous curriculum, fostering critical thinking and preparing students for success in the ever-evolving modern world. 

TGS, the north’s leading academic school, has been offering the IB Diploma for more than ten years and is one of only 20 IB schools in Queensland. It is a unique, challenging and diverse education program that develops a skill set and mindset for international-mindedness. 

The IB Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a two-year, pre-university course that challenges students intellectually and encourages personal growth. It encompasses a broad range of subjects across six core areas: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts. With its interdisciplinary approach, the IB Diploma encourages students to become well-rounded individuals, promoting cultural understanding, critical thinking and research skills.

Townsville Grammar School's Offering

Townsville Grammar School, widely known as the leading academic school in Northern Queensland, has embraced the IB Diploma programme to provide students with an internationally recognised qualification. With experienced and dedicated teachers and a supportive community, our private school in Queensland offers an ideal environment for students to excel academically and personally. Through small class sizes and individualised attention, students receive comprehensive support to navigate the challenges of the IB Diploma program and achieve their full potential.

Benefits of the IB Diploma

The IB Diploma offers numerous benefits to students. Firstly, it provides a pathway to universities, both in Australia and abroad, as the qualification is highly regarded worldwide. Additionally, the program enhances students' critical thinking and research skills, preparing them for the demands of higher education. The IB Diploma also fosters a global perspective, promoting intercultural understanding and developing well-rounded individuals who are equipped to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world.

As one of the leading private schools in Queensland, TGS is committed to providing an exceptional, broad and liberal education and this means that senior students who are looking for tertiary pathways have two fantastic academic options. To discuss the IB Diploma or enrolment at Townsville’s leading academic school, contact us online.

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