International Baccalaureate

John Paul College offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program , as a study option within the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).  Students complete the course a cross Years 11 and 12.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is widely recognised by the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Heidelberg and the Sorbonne.  Designed for highly motivated secondary school students, the program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment and comprehensive curriculum. This program

  • Encourages students to ask challenging questions
  • Teaches students to ‘learn how to learn’
  • Helps students develop sound judgment and make wise choices
  • Fosters international understanding and communication
  • Develops skills and attitudes for success in higher education and employment
  • Allows students to move from one country to another and continue their education

Students aiming to further their study at university and who are interested in studying an internationally-recognised and highly regarded curriculum that fosters cultural awareness would benefit from choosing this option.

Tertiary Entrance

Research by the International Baccalaureate Organisation indicates that students completing IB enjoy enhanced success in university studies. Students can gain admission to universities throughout Australia, the UK, America, Europe and Asia.  Some colleges and universities offer advanced standing and course credits to students with strong IB results.