Today, October 7th, the IB Diploma Award Ceremony for the class of 2021 took place in the AEB Laurence auditorium. It was a historic ceremony for the CCB, given the number of students enrolled and graduated from the programme which exceeded previous statistics.
“The Class of 2021 was the year in which the highest number of students presented themselves as diploma candidates in the history of the school, out of 86 students 84 were enrolled in the diploma programme which corresponds to 98%. The highest number of students enrolled in the history of the Colegio Colombo Británico” said Reinaldo Muñoz, Coordinator of the IB Diploma Programme. Of those 84 students, 71
Students and their families were invited to the ceremony. The event was also transmitted live via Zoom for those who could not make it to the school.
The year was 1976 when we first took up the IB Diploma Programme at CCB. We were the first school in Colombia and the 2nd in Latin America to implement this high level academic curriculum, which has helped us prepare minds and hearts to face the challenges of the future all these years. We had our first two IB Diploma graduates in 1977.
These are the words of John Patrick Cushnan, (CCB Headmaster from 1972-1986), back in 1976, when it all started: “Twenty two students presented a variety of subjects and the results were extremely good. In May 1977 we look forward to our first successes in the Complete Diploma which should open the doors to greater achievements by bigger numbers in future years”.
He was right. The numbers have grown steadily since then. Congratulations Class of 2021, for carrying this legacy forward!
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