The International Baccalaureate Programme is an internationally recognised qualification for students aged 16 to 18 that will ensure access to top universities throughout the world. The International Baccalaureate takes the place of other qualifications, such as A Levels. Discover 10 reasons why it is ideal for university preparation, here.
The IB curriculum ensures that students do not specialise too narrowly before they go to university. This means that students study six subjects, three at standard level and three at a higher level. Students must choose a range of subjects, i.e. the objective of the IB is to encourage breadth as well as depth across the curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate curriculum contains three core elements that provide additional academic specialisation. These are the Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service).
The Theory of Knowledge is a practical philosophy-based course, which helps you to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare you for university study.
The Extended Essay is a 4000-word critical essay, based on an original piece of research around one of your chosen subjects e.g. an Economics student might look at the performance of a company or business.
Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) provides a useful framework to stimulate personal growth. It develops your skills through new experiences.
A top ten university will want a mark of between 38 and 42 depending on the degree subject.
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