With multilingual education on the rise and new career opportunities emerging many students are considering the specialised ‘IB Bilingual Diploma’.
The number of students receiving the IB Bilingual Diploma has increased significantly over the years.
The IB Bilingual Diploma is a version of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
It is a special distinction awarded to students who demonstrate their understanding of 2 languages.
In Australia, UAC’s participating institutions accept the IB Bilingual Diploma as an equivalent to the Year 12 qualification. However, you are not guaranteed entry into courses.
The IB Bilingual Diploma is achieved by select students in Australian independent schools.
Complete and receive a grade 3 or higher in language and literature studies in two languages from the DP course study (English and one other language); Or
Students who gain a grade 3 or higher in an individuals and societies or science subject completed AND in language and literature in a different language.
The IB Bilingual Diploma is useful for students seeking careers involving the international market.
Many employers seek candidates who are proficient in more than 1 language, and some roles even require this.
With an IB Bilingual Diploma students have the advantage of confidently navigating diverse and international environments.
Students become multilingual
Students have a strengthened intercultural awareness
Students can develop a global mindset
Candidates have sufficient knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to work in an international environment
Schools in Sydney specialising in the IB Bilingual Diploma include:
Lycée Condorcet – Bilingual French/English
The German International School Sydney (GISS) – Bilingual German/English