The importance of being agile

Learning agility is how quickly you can learn new skills that will help you solve complex problems. It’s vital in today’s complex, ever-changing, interconnected world. And it’s exactly what an International Baccalaureate education bestows on our students.


People who are learning agile continuously seek out new challenges.

They actively seek feedback from others to grow and develop.

They tend to self-reflect, evaluating their experiences and drawing conclusions.

They have a capacity and willingness to learn from experience, and to apply that learning to new situations.

These are qualities at the heart of the IB Learner Profile, which develops learners who are:

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

We see the success of this approach in our ‘learning agile’ graduates, who go on to the world’s top universities and to successful careers. The IB has given them the skills to excel.

How exciting the world is when you are equipped to make the most of it!


Rose Threlfall