The vision and values of The International Baccalaureate Organisation provide the engine which drives the school and has done since 1977 when the Anglo became the first state school to offer the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form. We added The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme to our Sixth Form curriculum in 2010 – again the first state school in the country to do so. The IB mission inspires all those who work and learn at the Anglo. As well as a broad range of subjects it has a “beating heart” which involves wider activities such as visits and work experience, personal research, active citizenship and opportunities for all students to develop their creative potential.
The aim of all IB programmes within the school is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world and aspires to develop young people who understand that other people, with their differences and opinions “might be right”. It is a holistic approach to education which is centred on the whole child.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) inspires our curriculum and underpins our approach to teaching and learning for all 11-16 year olds in the school. It requires the study of Mathematics, English, Science, the Humanities, the Arts, Physical Education, Languages and Technology. At the same time it requires students to undertake personal research, to study learning itself, and to give of themselves. The curriculum empowers our community of learners to engage with complex global challenges through a dynamic educational experience framed by inquiry, action and reflection.