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."
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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