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IB extra-curricular activities prepare students for university and life beyond

Research undertaken by the University of Bath into the impact of an extra-curricular component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) has revealed that DP students are well-prepared for university, and for life.

DP modelThe report, based on responses from almost 8,000 students as well as programme coordinators and alumni, questions respondents on their creativity, activity, and service (CAS)* experiences – a compulsory experiential learning component of the DP ‘core.’ Students complete a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, community service and athletic pursuits to fulfil this requirement. Over 80% of students said that the activities helped prepare them for the future while 73% also believe that CAS is helpful preparation for university.

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