The International Baccalaureate is an international qualification now offered by around 3500 IB schools worldwide. It is overseen by The International Baccalaureate Organisation or IBO in Switzerland. There are 80 private UK schools, and a few private sixth-form colleges which offer one or more of the International Baccalaureate programmes.
There are four programmes
1. The Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16 to 19
2. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16
3. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students from 3 to 12.
4. The IB Career Related Certificate (IBCC) for students 16 to 19
On www.sixth-form.com we only list colleges offering the IB Diploma Programme. Those UK schools and colleges which are prepared to publish their examination results are listed in the top International Baccalaureate schools table, which is replicated on our other website www.baccalaureate.eu.com
The IB is favoured by many international parents because it is transferrable from one country to another if their job changes to another part of the world. The IBDP is regarded highly by universities everywhere. However because the IBDP has 6 mandatory subject groups including Maths, Science and Modern Languages it is not always suitable for students who want to specialise or drop certain weaker subjects when they get to 16+. Speak to us on +44 (0)1622 813870 for advice on the best curriculum for your child.