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About International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate is an academic programme that prepares students aged 16 to 19, for university.

Created to improve the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. As a result the International Baccalaureate is recognised and respected by British universities.

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International Baccalaureate – what exactly is it?

The programme prepares students for higher education at university.

As a result students develop a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of 6 subject groups including at least two languages including their own.

Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.

The IB curriculum

The International Baccalaureate student is required to choose one subject from each of five separate groups. Ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose an arts subject from a further group 6, or a second subject from the original five groups.

How the International Baccalaureate is assessed

During the course of the International Baccalaureate students are required to complete assessment tasks in the school, initially marked by their IB teachers before being sent to external examiners. At the end of the course the the students take written examinations which are also marked by external examiners.

 The International Baccalaureate diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the CAS requirement.

 An IB score of 38 out of a maximum of 45 is considered equivalent to 5 “A” grades at ‘A’ Level by UCAS.

The boarding schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are found here and you can talk to us about them here

 
 
 

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