Following its successful authorization by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP), CISK has recently completed its first 5-year Diploma Programme evaluation.
Programme evaluation is a mandatory evaluation process conducted by the IB. The process lasts approximately 18 months and includes a school visit by appointed IB evaluation experts. Its purpose is to see to what extent the school implements the DP according to the IB’s rigorous standards and practices. Depending on the findings of the IB evaluation experts, a school might lose the right to offer the DP.
We would like to congratulate and sincerely thank all our students, parents, teachers, administrative staff, and other stakeholders.
CISK is committed to maintaining the continuous improvement of the quality of teaching and learning, pastoral care, student support services, and our involvement with our community.
Messages from Senior IB World Schools Manager, Angela Meikle:
I would like to congratulate the entire DP Canadian International School Kunshan community for the dedication and commitment you have shown to the programme evaluation process using the 2020 IB Programme Standards and Practices (PSPs)…The work and reflection that has gone into the evaluation process overall were appreciated by the visiting evaluation team.
The Diploma Programme was officially launched in 1968. The DP course aims to cultivate young people who are diligent, inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring. They contribute to a better and more peaceful world through their understanding and respect for multiculturalism.
The curriculum system includes six academic fields, which together focus on the three core courses and train students to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, all-round generalists, and participants in world affairs through teaching and learning methods.
This course has no geographical restrictions and is recognized by all mainstream universities in the world. The wider range of universities can help students avoid the impact of changes in visa policies of various countries to the greatest extent.
IB diploma courses are famous for their strictness. This often makes people mistakenly think that the DP is only suitable for talented and very smart students. The truth is that IB courses are designed to meet the needs of students for all-round development. At CISK, we provide customized (pre-university) education for students based on their abilities, past achievements, interests, and university plans. We also provide customized guidance for students to apply for college.
In 2022, the school´s highest IBDP score reached 43 (out of 45), surpassing the global average of 32 in that year. During the application season, CISK received over 90% of offers from the top 100 universities worldwide, over 80% of the offers from the top 50 universities and 50% of offers from the top 30 universities worldwide.