Academic Persistence in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

As a community of learners, staff at QAHS are consistently across studies that inform their classroom practices. Academic persistence research is just a sample from the suite of current work that our teachers are across.  A recent study found that the Diploma Programme fosters students’ academic persistence to a higher degree than does the traditional education system.  This effect is mostly due to a set of distinct instructional strategies that foster academic persistence both directly, particularly through the adapted and comprehensive curriculums, and indi­rectly, through the development of certain psycholog­ical traits supporting academic persistence. Moreover, academic persistence further stimulates academic performance for IB students.  A summary of this research can be found at

Jane Sleeman