The IB public website at http://www.ibo.org provides detailed information about the IB and its three programmes and is of interest to IB World Schools, candidates, parents, educational authorities and others interested in the IB and its work. Features on the website include:
The IB publishes a variety of resources for schools, teachers and students to complement the IB programmes, mission and values. These resources are available to buy online at the IB store http://store.ibo.org.
The IB store offers:
With so many products and publications on the market to support the IB programmes, it can be difficult to distinguish those that are approved or endorsed by the IB itself. To help you make an informed choice, please take note of the following categories.
Only materials produced by the IB itself should carry the IB logo or say “International Baccalaureate”, both of which are registered trademarks. The IB will not give permission for its name or logo to appear on any product other than those produced by the IB. A publisher or a supplier has to be working in cooperation with the IB to be permitted to use an IB trademark.
Examples of IB materials are:
The IB produces some materials in cooperation with other publishers or suppliers. The IB endorses such products and has been involved in their development. An example of an IB-endorsed publication carrying the IB “In cooperation with” logo is:
Several publishers and suppliers independently produce materials for IB programmes. While it is reasonable for them to show that their product is intended for the IB market, it should not feature any IB logo or trademark. Ideally, such products should say that they are intended “for use with” the relevant IB programme.
Also accessible through the IB store are:
The IB store offers a variety of Diploma Programme materials including the following.
For information about copyright restrictions on all formats of these materials, please refer to the document entitled Rules and policy for use of IB intellectual property (available from http://www.ibo.org/copyright).
If you require further information on any of the services outlined here, or would simply like to make a suggestion about future products, please contact the sales and marketing department.
Email: On the IBIS link Contact us choose Sales orders and inquiries
The IB online curriculum centre (OCC) at http://occ.ibo.org is an interactive password-protected website designed to support teachers of the three IB programmes. All teachers in schools that offer the Diploma Programme should have access to this site provided for them by the coordinator. Coordinators at schools authorized to offer the Diploma Programme can create and manage their teachers' usernames and passwords via IBIS. The OCC provides teachers with opportunities to:
For queries relating to the OCC, contact IB Answers.
Universities around the world welcome the unique characteristics of the IB Diploma Programme and recognize the way in which the programme helps to prepare students for university-level education. IB students routinely gain admission to some of the best-known universities in the world. Most of these institutions have established recognition policies for the IB diploma.
The IB maintains information about university recognition on its public website at http://www.ibo.org/recognition/.
The IB reserves the right to inspect a school’s examination arrangements at any time during the session. The appropriate regional director, or his/her nominee, will arrange for representatives to visit a selection of schools in the region during the written examinations to inspect each school’s examination arrangements. Heads of schools, coordinators, teachers and other school representatives are expected to cooperate fully with an inspector by allowing access to any location where Diploma Programme examination papers, stationery or other confidential documents are securely stored.
The IB reserves the right, if it is not satisfied that an examination has been conducted in accordance with the regulations, and according to the seriousness of the violation, to declare the examination(s) null and void, to disqualify any or all of the candidates involved, and to cancel the participation of the institution.