We are an International Baccalaureate School in the UK


How many children really know at the age of 15 or 16 what they want to spend the rest of their lives doing? And yet, in the UK at that age they are often asked to reduce their study options down to 3 or 4 subjects. 

The International Baccalaureate School Programme (IB) is an internationally recognised qualification for pupils aged 16 to 18 years taking the place of other qualifications in England, such as A-Levels. The IB curriculum is ideal preparation for the life that waits beyond the school gates be that higher education, an apprenticeship, or the workplace. The IB is highly regarded by universities and employers across the globe. Universities are now actively seeking IB graduates as they are better prepared for university study and adjust better to university life, while employers are recognising IB students as having the necessary skill set and character traits to grow and develop in a healthy and happy way.

Students often choose closely related A Level subjects – Maths, Further Maths and Physics is a common combination, for example. But out in the real world even the professional mathematicians will need some knowledge of other areas of life so as to put their studies in context. The objective of the IB is to encourage breadth and balance as well as depth across the curriculum. This ensures that pupils do not specialise too narrowly before they go to university, guaranteeing a future full of unlimited possibilities. Through the IB pupils are encouraged to, ask challenging questions, think critically, develop research skills proven to equip them for higher education and become culturally aware and develop a sense of international-mindedness.

Mission statement: The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IB students across 168 countries are encouraged to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


As an IB World School, we offer four pathways through Sixth Form with the International Baccalaureate designed to challenge, extend, motivate and inspire. Students can be confident that the path they choose will equip them with the key transferable life skills for success beyond the school gates:

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)*
National Level 3 Qualifications (standalone BTECs)
Standalone International Baccalaureate subjects (Certificates)

Get in touch to discuss your perfect path admissions@windermereschool.co.uk.

IB Diploma Programme

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