The International Baccalaureate is recognised as the "gold standard" examination system at Sixth Form level with a curriculum that encourages students of a wide range of ability levels to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.
Ellesmere IB provides a demanding two-year programme of advanced academic study, but offers a much broader curriculum than A-Levels, enabling students to acquire a more balanced subject profile. It encourages independent learning, and is widely respected by universities worldwide, because of the range of skills it develops.
It allows students to feel more confident when they begin a degree course - students from the IB Diploma have significantly lower university drop-out rates than students who follow the more familiar A-level system. The IB Diploma offers a broad curriculum that enables students to follow a more balanced subject profile; in addition, the core of the programme adds considerable value to a Sixth Form education.
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be rightIB Diploma Options
For the IB Diploma students should select a total of six subjects: 3 Highers and 3 Standard or beginner level.