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Learner Profile

At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”. It is designed to underpin the mission of the IB - to create a long term, holistic vision of education that puts the student at the centre of learning.

The profile outlines ten qualities that are the key characteristics of internationally minded life-long learners who are capable of shaping a better world. These qualities are intended to be aspirational and help to motivate and inspire the work of teachers and students. 

The ten characteristics the IB seeks to develop are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective.

The IB philosophy lies at the heart of Bedford Girls’ School, underpinning our values and cementing our position as expert educators of girls in the 21st century. In respecting and nurturing the attributes of the Learner Profile, we are ideally placed to support students who choose to study IB in our Sixth Form.