How to choose the right education system for your child?

Such a critical decision. Being a parent is the most important job you will ever have, and the most indispensable. Parents draw on their knowledge of the past to point the way to the future, giving their sons and daughters the background they will need to move forward and make their way in an ever-changing world.

Melanie Al Rashidi | Head of School - IB Division - NewCastle School

Melanie Al Rashidi

Head of School - IB Division

July 19, 2022

International Baccalaureate

  • Founded in 1968
  • Created in Switzerland for studnets from international schools
  • Taught at more than 3,000 schools in more than 140 countries
  • Sets high but achievable standards
  • Places a dual emphasis on creative and critical thinking
  • Provides a student-centered approach to learning guided by experts

British Division

  • Founded in 1988
  • Taught widely in international schools around the world
  • Student-centered, broad-reaching , and well balanced
  • Includes regular benchmarking and assessment
  • Results in an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in AS and A level qualifications

American Division

  • Offers a wide range of courses designed to produce a well-rounded education
  • Focuses on helping students discover theiraptitudes and make the most of their talents
  • Focused on creativity and social interaction, especially in early grades
  • Designed to prepare students for college and careers
  • More rigorous standards introduced as students progress through the grades