What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum is one of the utmost student-centric academic programs offered for the globally-minded individual. IB was founded in 1968 with a mission to help promote and generate a class of students who use specialized education and skills to help promote a better world through “intercultural understanding and respect.”

IB’s curriculum helps to encourage individuals of all ages to think independently, critically, and contemplate the status-quo. Not only does the IB curriculum embolden its students to generate a global perspective, but it encourages students to challenge themselves to achieve personal and academic goals. The IB curriculum takes into consideration national and international contexts and perspectives to ensure a well-rounded, open-minded individual.

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How many IB schools are there?

There are about 5,284 schools in 158 countries that provide the International Baccalaureate programs. Before a school can offer an IB program, the school must first be certified and authorized to do so. All schools that teach IB curriculum are known as an “IB World School.” IB provides education to students aged 3 to 19 through four different programs. These programs are divided into different age groups: the Primary Years Program (PYP), for ages 3 to 12, the Middle Years Program (MYP), for ages 11 to 16, the Diploma Program (DP), for 16 to 10, and the Career-Related Program (CP), for ages 16 to 19.

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What is the salary for a Primary School Teacher in China?

The International Baccalaureate curriculum has a very specific way it assesses its students. Only 3 of the 4 programs assess students. The methods of assessment vary; assessments can include examination papers, written assignments, presentations, oral interviews, scientific and mathematical investigations, fieldwork projects, or artistic performances. As we know, individuals learn very differently from one another, which is why IB curriculum examiners have created a method called “grade boundaries.” Before distributing overall grades and scores, examiners take into consideration the overall work of the student and teacher remarks which in turn helps to create a “grade boundary” for the specific subject. This helps to ensure all fairness and that all students put in the same amount of work for the same result.

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We here at HiredinChina believe in providing teachers with respectable jobs suitable for their skills and needs. We work together with schools and teachers to ensure a beneficial alliance between valuable teachers and excellent schools. HiredinChina aims to provide excellent job roles for the driven, motivated, and passionate teacher. If you are the creative and motivated teacher that IB schools are looking for, please check out our IB job roles on our jobs page here.

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Your FAQs

We’ve put together a Resources Page to answer your most frequent questions. From Saving Money, to Getting Your Z-VISA, we have gone into detail there.

Your school will apply for your VISA for you to work directly for them. We’ll be with you every step of the journey. We’ve created our own VISA Support Page. Remember, the VISA you’re applying for is a Z-VISA.

You will have a minimum of a one-year contract, that will be full-time. You can save a lot of money teaching in China, and we’ve put together more information for you to read.

When you are directly employed by the school, they will offer you insurance. This means private level care. Be sure to check your contract for sick days.

You will have to go through your bank to legitimately send money home. To do this, follow the steps they give you. Your school will help support you and will be able to translate anything you need.

That is fantastic news! Not speaking Chinese is great for your students, as you will be able to immerse them in English more. We’ve also put together an Essential Mandarin Guide, and Benefits For Learning Mandarin when you’re exploring.