The International Baccalaureate
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. The Diploma Programme for students aged between 16 to 19 is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.
We have concluded from 9 years experience of teaching the diploma alongside A levels that the IB offers students a range of additional advantages in entering today’s highly competitive Higher Education environment and work marketplace. Based on this, from 2014, our Sixth Form curriculum changed to an exclusively IB one and we no longer offer A Levels.
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