Learning at IBDP MCKK

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
The Malay College Kuala Kangsar


At MCKK, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a highly acclaimed programme for students aged 17 - 19. It is designed to produce new generations of highly motivated, globally mobile and well rounded youths.

Compared to other pre-university courses which have become atomised and rigid, International Baccalaureate is much more liberating; with a flexible coursework that gives teachers and students more independence. With International Baccalaureate, students learn more than a collection of facts; it encourages them to:

• ask challenging questions
• learn how to learn
• develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
• develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

Curriculum at MCKK is an elite, challengging, two-year programme of international education, where students are required to study six subjects and a curriculum core concurrently. This programme is design to equip students with balanced foundation and advantageous skills in prepareration for university study, further education and their chosen profession. It also develop in the students the values and skills needed to become progressive and responsible global citizens. The philosophy behind the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is guided by these three principled qualities:
  • Pragmatic - The need to provide a school leaving diploma that is recognised among quality universities all over the world in providing and excellent foundation for further studies, professional and personal life.
  • Idealistic - To create a better and more peaceful world through intellectual understanding and respect.
  • Pedagogical - The promotion of a broad-based education that develops critical and creative thingking skills and focuses on learning how to learn.