Why the IB


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The diploma offers depth as well as breadth, and the fact they have to do science, maths, a language, a humanity and English means there are so many combinations they can do at university,” – Wendy Heydorn, director of higher education at Sevenoaks School in Kent.

IB students also have a good chance of seeing their university applications accepted,” – Paul Teulon, director of admissions at KCL.

In the States and in Canada, IB students are very much sought-after,” – Peter Fidczuk, UK development and recognition manager for the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

IB students come to the university very well prepared for independent learning, which is what we expect of our students,” – Birmingham’s director of admissions Roderick Smith.

What the IB gives you, that I think A-levels don’t, are the skills not just to get into university, but to succeed at university,” – Richard Markham, principal of Hockerill Anglo- European College in Hertfordshire.

University admissions officers favour the IB Diploma Programme over A Levels

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