IB Anniversary Scholarship

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Baccalaureate (IB) worldwide, and over 10 years of IB success at Ellesmere College, the College and Governors are offering two Anniversary Scholarships for pupils new into Ellesmere and the Lower Sixth IB programme to begin September 2019.

How the Scholarship will work

The 2019 IB Anniversary Scholarships can be applied for by anyone who is considering the IB as their next stage of education after completion of their GCSEs and progression onto Sixth Form. Although there are only 2 places officially offered in this programme, further offers may be made if the right candidates are identified within this selection programme. (Scholarships with financial support are also available where necessary).

Suggested Time-frame and Schedule



Schools visits completed (where applicable)

Week Ending 18th January 2019

Registration of Interest via web-form on website

Week Ending 25th January 2019

IB themed taster experience & Interview (all who registered)

Week Beginning 4th February 2019

Selection meeting

(candidates informed if through to the next stage)

Formal Applications completed

Week Ending 15th February 2019

Selection Interview day for candidates

Week Beginning 4th March 2019

Scholarship selection meeting (HM and Governors)

11th to 13th March 2019

Successful candidates contacted

14th March 2019

Formal offer letter received

15th March 2019

BAL Financial process carried out (where appropriate)

March / April 2019

Deadline to accept IB Scholarship

26th April 2019

Further information about qualifying criteria and Scholarships is available on the downloadable document below.

To Register your interest in the IB Anniversary Scholarship please: CLICK HERE

Mainstream newspapers discussing the virtues of the IB Diploma:

IEC - Independent Education Consultants

The Telegraph

About the IB: what we do and why we are successful

The International Baccalaureate was introduced at Ellesmere College in September 2006, providing an exciting new academic challenge. The IB Diploma is now well established, and unites many students across the world in a shared academic experience - promoting critical thinking and intercultural understanding.

Ellesmere International Baccalaureate (IB) is a gold standard Pre-University course, recognised around the world. This two year course covers 3 higher, and 3 standard level subjects with a core curriculum.

IB Diploma graduates are welcomed by the world's leading universities. It is the qualification for the 21st century - where young people are competing for work in a global society. As an IB World School, Ellesmere aims to develop enquiring, knowledgeable, caring and confident young people, who can help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and responsibility.

Students with the IB diploma gain the following advantages:

· an international outlook

· a positive attitude to independent learning

· learning beyond traditional subjects

· opportunities for in-depth enquiry

· critical thinking skills

· research-based learning skills

· university recognition of the level of challenge

· public speaking / presentation skills

IB Diploma students:

· are more than twice as likely to enroll at one of the UK's top 20 universities.

· are nearly twice as likely to succeed in application for courses in Medicine and Dentistry.

· are significantly less likely to drop out of courses.

· are 30% more likely to a gain first-class honours degree.

· are twice as likely to continue with further study after the first degree.

· have a significantly higher starting salary after university.

At Ellesmere, great emphasis has always been placed on breadth of education. The IB Programme allows us to further widen the opportunities and builds upon on already established strengths within the College such as our academic excellence, Arts, Sport & Leadership development, and Global Engagement.

To Register your interest for the IB Anniversary scholarship please: CLICK HERE.


A guide to the IB (flyer)


What is an IB Education?


IB Infographic


IB Diploma Presentation


IB Message


IB Learner Profile


Parents Pack FAQ's


10 reasons to take the IB


Ellesmere Scholarships & Bursaries Booklet

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