Candor is an authorized IB world school which has been designed to ensure the delivery of an effective Diploma Programme with potential for meaningful community service projects. Candor’s organic farm provides opportunities for environmental science and other IB projects, including CAS. Dedicated, competent and experienced teachers offer several IBDP courses to students from many nationalities.
The school also integrates Pre-SAT and SAT preparations for high school students through a College Advisory Service and an experienced in-house college counselor who interacts with both students and parents.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Extended Essay – asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
Theory of knowledge – develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. This course on critical thinking inquires into the nature of knowing and deepens the understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self- discovery.
The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. Minimum of 24 points [out of a maximum possible 45] must be gained to be awarded the IB diploma, this being subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to the satisfactory completion of the Core Components.
97% were satisfied the Diploma Programme prepares students for university
96% favored a broad curriculum of the type IB offers
57% felt the Diploma Programme offers an advantage to students as preparation for higher learning
Similarly, a survey of 160 university faculty and admissions staff from Australia and New Zealand showed that 77% of respondents indicated that the IB Diploma Programme prepares students well for university.