The International Baccalaureate at TGS

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised and widely respected qualification undertaken by over 900,000 students in over 140 countries worldwide.

As an IB World School, we aim to develop enquiring, knowledgeable and caring young  people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and responsibility.

We encourage international-mindedness in IB students. To do this, we believe that students must first develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. All IB students learn a second language and the skills to live work with others internationally - essential for life in the 21st century.

We instill a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to reflect critically, to develop research skills, and to learn how to learn. All students participate in community service to further enrich their educational experience.

Students with the IB diploma gain the following advantages:

  • an international outlook

  • a positive attitude to independent learning

  • learning beyond traditional subjects

  • opportunities for in-depth enquiry

  • critical thinking skills

  • research-based learning skills

  • university recognition of the level of challenges

IB and Higher Education

A report on the progress of IB Diploma students in higher education published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) compares the outcomes of IB Diploma with those of A-Level students in a number of key areas. IB Diploma students:

  • are more than twice as likely to enroll at one of the UK’s top 20 universities.

  • are nearly twice as likely to succeed in application for courses in Medicine and Dentistry.

  • are significantly less likely to drop out of courses.

  • are 30% more likely to a gain first-class honours degree.

  • are twice as likely to continue with further study after the first degree.

  • have significantly higher starting salary, after university.

Download the Full Report or Summary Report.

The IB gave me a broader education which helped me at university as I had to use Maths, English and Science throughout my degree course. The IB programme meant that I was able to acquire more in-depth knowledge of Biology and Psychology at Higher Level, but my written work was of a good standard thanks to my perseverance with English.