Which Schools in the UK Use International Baccalaureate (IB)?

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Founded in 1968, The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Formerly known as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), IB offers four educational programmes, amongst which is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). [1]

 

IBDP is a two-year educational programme providing an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education to students aged 16-19.

 

Recognised by many universities worldwide, the programme was developed by a group of international educators and is currently being taught in over 140 countries. 

 

Characterised as ‘more academically challenging and broader than three or four A-levels’ by The Guardian, the diploma is awarded following assessments in six subject areas:

 

  • Native language and literature (including over 80 languages)
  • Additional language (including Latin or Classical Greek)
  • Humanities (including Economics, Geography, History, ITGS or Philosophy)
  • Experimental Sciences (including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, DT or Computer Science)
  • Mathematics (including Financial Mathematics)
  • Arts (including Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Film)

 

Almost all subjects are evaluated using both internal and external assessors, with points being awarded from 1 to 7 (7 is equal to A*, 6 is equal to A, etc). Globally, the pass rate for IB Diploma is approximately 80%.

 

IBDP is accepted at over 2000 universities, and many of them, including 58 colleges and universities in the US, offer scholarships to IBDP graduates under conditions specified by each institution. [2]

 

In order for the school to teach this programme, it must be authorised by the International Baccalaureate organisation first. 

 

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best schools in the UK which offer the IB Diploma. Please click the links to learn more about their admissions process at 11+ (and 13+):

 

The Abbey School, Reading

 

Ardingly College

 

Ashcroft Technology Academy

 

Bedford Girls’ School

 

Bedford School

 

Bexley Grammar School

 

Box Hill School

 

Bradfield College

 

Brentwood School

 

Bromsgrove School

 

Bryanston School

 

Charterhouse School

 

Chelmsford County High School for Girls     

 

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

 

Christ’s Hospital

 

Cobham Hall School

 

Dane Court Grammar School

 

Dartford Grammar School

 

Dover Grammar School for Boys

 

Ellesmere College

 

Felsted School

 

Godolphin and Latymer School

 

Grammar School at Leeds

 

Gresham’s School

 

Headington School

 

Hurstpierpoint College

 

Kent College, Canterbury

 

King Edward’s School, Birmingham

 

King Edward’s School, Witley

 

King’s College Schoo, Wimbledon

 

Langley Academy, Slough

 

Leighton Park School

 

Malvern College

 

Manchester Grammar School

 

Manchester High School for Girls

 

Mount Kelly School

 

North London Collegiate School

 

Oakham School

 

Pangbourne College

 

Plymouth College

 

Portsmouth Grammar School

 

Redmaids’ High School

 

Rochester Grammar School

 

Rossall School

 

Rydal Penrhos School

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware

 

St Edward’s School, Oxford

 

St Helen’s School

 

Sevenoaks School

 

Sherborne School

 

Sidcot School

 

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

 

Stonyhurst College

 

Tonbridge Grammar School

 

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

 

Warminster School

 

Wellington College, Berkshire

 

Whitgift School

 

Wirral Grammar School for Boys

 

Worth School

 

 

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