IB
Diploma

 

The success of the IB Diploma programme at Worth School speaks for itself: in the last 13 years we have become an established IB school with excellent results – with a five-year average of 37 points (compared to 30.2 globally). A new Pre-IB course is available for Year 11 non-UK students.

The IB programme allows students to rise to the challenge of a rigorous and demanding course and develop into open-minded, caring and knowledgeable citizens who cherish the challenges of an increasingly global perspective.

We believe that the IB provides an education suited to the demands of the 21st Century – be it university or the work place – and it suits all kinds of students: those who don't quite know what to do later on as well as those who want to specialise but are reluctant to give up other subjects they also enjoy. It also suits the most able with ambitions to go to the very best universities as well as those looking for a greater breadth of study.

What is the IB Diploma?

The IB programme consists of the study of three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects chosen from six subject groups, the Theory of Knowledge course, the CAS programme and the Extended Essay. The programme is taught throughout five terms, during which the students also produce internal assessments. These, together with the results of the final exams in May, produce their IB score.

The IB learner profile aims for IB learners to be: Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators and Risk-Takers, who are Balanced, Principled, Caring, Knowledgeable, Open-Minded and Reflective. Such qualities sit very comfortably with Worth's ethos and Benedictine values. Find out more at the IBO website.

Is it harder and more work than doing A Levels? No, everything worth having at Sixth Form level is going to be, and should be, hard work – and students aiming for three As at A Level will work every bit as hard as an IB student looking to achieve 40+ points!

Worth recently launched a mandatory five-year IB evaluation. Click here for more details.

For IB resources click here and scroll down the page. For exam information, click here.

There are also regular IB trips, including Paris 2016 and Cuba 2015.

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