In Years 12 and 13, our students embark on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a two-year course of study culminating, if successful, in the awarding of the IB Diploma, awarded in July. This qualification is a passport to further and higher education around the world.
Incorporated into the programme of the IB Activity Afternoons is a series of workshops over the two years focused on university applications prepared by the IB Team and the school’s University and Careers Adviser. These workshops will take the students right through the process of thinking about their possible futures and priorities in life, researching university options, writing personal statements, applying to universities and preparing for university life.
The form tutor will in most circumstances write the student’s reference for their university
application – drawn from statements made by subject teachers - and help the student draft the personal statement. Many of our students go on to study in the UK but we are also able to give guidance and support for students applying to any country in the world. This includes arranging SATs for American universities.