Scotch Global takes IBDP online

We are excited to announce that Scotch Global has been selected as one of seven schools globally to deliver the International Baccalaureate Online Diploma Programme (IBDP). We have joined efforts with the IB to deliver the pilot to high school students across Western Australia and the globe.


Our parent school, Scotch College has been delivering IB programmes since 2003, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). Now, with Scotch Global, we are able to extend our offering in the online space.

The International Baccalaureate is delivered in more than 160 countries and 5,700 schools across the globe. Since 2018 the number of programmes has increased by 34.2% with more than 1.95 million students completing an IB programme in 2024.

As the only Australian school to be part of this collaboration, we will improve access to high-quality international education throughout the region. Our focus will continue to be the development of well-rounded individuals who are equipped to succeed in life beyond school.

“this is an incredible vote of confidence not only in Scotch Global, but for the ability of a Western Australian school to offer access to a world class curriculum to families across all Western Australia, Australia, and the global region. Significantly Scotch Global, is in a time zone shared by more than 60% of the world’s population, thus increasing access to the IB Diploma for many students who currently may be unable to avail themselves of this world-class programme.”

Dr Alec O’Connell – Headmaster, Scotch College

We are ready to provide students with an innovative educational experience. The Online Diploma Programme empowers students to delve into their unique talents and interests, from academics to arts, in an environment that blends global accessibility with the benefits of in-person instruction. This innovative learning approach aims to support each student’s educational journey while aligning with their goals and aspirations for their future.

With an equal measure of independent and collaborative face-to-face class time, the students will access an education that builds extensive knowledge, critical skills, within a supportive and personally connected community.

Cara Fugill – Head of Scotch Global

Through the online pilot, the IB aims to explore new pathways to better understand the needs of students who may not be able to attend traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Furthermore, the pilot programme works alongside and informs the IB strategy to innovate collaboratively with our global community, empower IB students to take ownership of their learning, and develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a fast-changing world.