The IB Diploma is a well-respected as a rigorous course that is excellent preparation for university and IB students are sought out by the best universities in the world. Students can be confident that their results will command respect around the world and open doors to universities and careers.
Making Higher Education information accessible to all is especially important when students and families are far from home country destinations. In the spirit of our global society, Higher Education Advice also opens up a whole world of opportunities for university study in any destination you choose. Our Higher Education Advisers are here to help our students make the right career and degree choices for their future and, importantly to support them as they negotiate the application process for their chosen university destination.
Higher Education preparation starts in Year 9 with a Careers Exploration programme through presentations, discussion and software designed to help inspire students.
In Year 10 students can look forward to work experience where we utilise our links with our community network and connections to give students true workplace experiences. In Year 11 students are given guidance during the process of selecting their IB subjects. From Year 12 onwards the students have the opportunity to engage with a number of visiting universities from around the world. They also have the option to undertake personal career profiling. This helps with course research and personal suitability. At the end of the first year of the IB programme, In Year 13, we'll take all students through university preparation workshops, giving guidance for preparing personal statements, application essays and other requirements.
A characteristic strength of British based education is that all qualifications are backed by prestigious external awarding bodies, and students take pride in certificates issued by organisations such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation and the University of Cambridge.
Taking IGCSE examinations followed by the IB Diploma is a highly regarded route to universities and colleges around the world. The IB Diploma is recognised as the most prestigious worldwide pre-university award, and its combination of breadth and depth is outstanding preparation for higher education. Our students not only succeed while they are at school, but the courses they study lay the foundations for future success at the next level too.