Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Beijing Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme / Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.


IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.


*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


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The IB Diploma

The IB Diploma provides a highly rigorous, broad curriculum that is recognized the world over and is a gateway to accessing the world’s top universities.

Students study six subjects, one chosen from each of six different subject groups. In addition, all students engage in three core components, namely;

Theory of Knowledge (TOK), which cultivates students' critical thinking skills to prevent subjective and ideological biases, and strengthens their capability for rational thought and expression.

The Extended Essay (EE), which cultivates students‘ mastery of approaches to research, formulation of ideas, and writing standards.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), which  provides students with opportunities to combine knowledge covered in class with experiential learning activities, helping them to learn to serve society, care for others, exercise organizing and planning skills, and exercise their social responsibilities