International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate


Please note: The IB Program at GIHS is offered as the IB Diploma to Year 11 and 12 Students only.


The program of studies leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma is a comprehensive and rigorous pre-university course taken in Years 11 and 12. The program aims to:

  • Provide a balanced and challenging academic experience, which emphasises the education of “the whole person”, thus developing socially responsible citizens of the world.
  • Promote international understanding through shared academic experience and development of global awareness.
  • Builds and reinforces a student’s sense of identity and cultural awareness.
  • Develop critical and compassionate thinkers and informed participants in local and world affairs.
  • Prepares students to succeed at University as well as providing an internationally accepted entrance qualification to Universities in Australia and in over 90 other countries.
  • Make transfer between international schools more convenient for internationally mobile families.

The IB Diploma program is successful and is growing. 3421 IB World Schools in  157 countries teach IB Diploma courses. 77 schools are currently offering the IB Diploma in Australia and Glenunga International High School was the first State school in South Australia to offer the program.

Glenunga International High School has been teaching the IB Diploma program since 1990. The number of students in the program has increased five-fold over this period of time. Over the last five years the average ATAR was 95.15.

The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) founded in 1968 is registered as a foundation with the Swiss Federal Government and holds consultative status with UNESCO. It is funded largely from fees paid by participating schools. The IBO works with schools and educators around the world, from its three Global Centres (The Hague, Washington and Singapore); the Foundation Office (Geneva); and the Assessment Centre (Cardiff). The Assessment Centre oversees two examination sessions per year in May and November. Our school prepares their candidates for the November session. Thousands of individual examiners worldwide participate in the assessment of student work.

IB BROCHURE General Regulation Diploma Programme IB CURRICULUM BOOKLET 10 REASONS TO STUDY IB IB Addendum IB Enrolment and Admissions IB ATAR conversion for 2021 University Entry