An all-girls environment presents special challenges for a school. Knowing that many girls lack self-confidence, the response of Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) in Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, is to provide the Diploma Programme. “We find that the Diploma gives a way to get students to be the very best they can be by meeting the challenges the DP sets them,” says deputy head teacher Pauline Bullen.
TGS Motet Choir from IB World School Tonbridge Grammar School was founded in 1992 and have sung in cathedrals and Britain's major music venues and last summer joined choirs from all over the world by appearing at the glittering European Choir Games event in Germany last summer, earning a silver diploma in their first competitive games.
On Monday 9th May, the International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) organised and held a meeting for the heads of IB schools in the UK at the Royal Society. It was attended by over 50 heads from the state and independent sector and from international schools in the UK as well as by officials from the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
My most exciting CAS project had to be Run or Dye. I participated in October, and it was a really amazing experience! I have always wanted to do a colour run, where you run 5km and get dye thrown at you! It taught me how to persevere (since I'm not the most athletic person) and it had definitely helped me to grow as a person through trying something new. - Charlie (Year 12)
In the Easter Holidays of 2016, 16 Year 12 IB students travelled to the town of San Fernando in Andalucía in Southern Spain. We were all very excited to reunite with our Spanish partners who had stayed with us in England only two weeks previously.