What is the International Baccalaureate Programme?


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.


You will open the door to your future with the ability to research and think critically, with the resilience and creativity to work through problems undaunted, with an innate understanding of community and service to others, with a global mindset and cultural understanding, ready to live a life without limits.


Why study the IB?

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 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
  • become culturally aware and develop a sense of international-mindedness


As an IB World School, we offer four pathways through Sixth Form with the International Baccalaureate designed to challenge, extend, motivate and inspire you. You can be confident that the path you choose will equip you 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.

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