Grammar School

Why IB? and NEWS....

Why should you study the International Baccalaureate?

"When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people."
Chinese Proverb

There are many compelling reasons why you should take up this opportunity, and these include:

  • Having studied English and a foreign language, IB students have learnt to be articulate communicators.
  • As well as possessing a good standard of literacy, IB students are numerate and scientifically able. These skills lead students to be extremely versatile, and are desirable skills that all employers look for.
  • 19% of IB entrants to University achieve a first-class honours degree, compared to 14.5% with A level or other equivalent qualifications. 55.1% of IB entrants achieve an upper second class degree compared to 52.6% of A level entrants.*
  • CAS develops an IB student’s awareness of the needs of others, and encouraging them to develop into caring and reflective young people.
  • 5.1% of IB students study medicine or dentistry at university compared to 2.9% of A level students.*
  • IB students are encourage to strive to be inquirers and knowledgeable, resulting in them being twice as likely as their peers to pursue further full time study.*
  • IB leavers were more likely to be employed in graduate level jobs and in higher paid occupations than A level & equivalent leavers.*
  • TOK and EE help to develop critical thinking and independent thought. These two skills will help you make decisions throughout your life.

*Research published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in 2011, published by the IBO on their website


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Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.