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IB: a challenging alternative

More and more girls are looking for a different challenge in Sixth Form, one that could help them stand out when they apply to university or begin their career. The IB could help in this respect.

The IB Diploma is one of the most prestigious and well-recognised qualifications in the world.

Since we introduced the IB in 2008, we have had excellent exam results. Not only do our girls have a 100% pass rate (we won the 2016 award for the 2nd best results in the UK for a small cohort school) but they consistently meet or exceed their expected points score:

Maximum point score available

45

Our point score average

37

United Kingdom average

35

Global average

30

Pass

24

What is the IB Diploma Programme?

If your daughter chooses this option she will take a two-year linear course, with final exams. This gives her the opportunity to choose a broad range of subjects, three of which are studied in depth at ‘Higher Level’. Whichever subjects she decides on they all benefit from a coursework element.

IB Diploma Subject Options

The IB also includes extra-curricular activities such as sport, music and community work, which are credited as part of the diploma. International mindedness and whole pupil development are central to the IB philosophy.

To stretch your daughter further and help her grow academically, the IB also incorporates ‘Theory of Knowledge’ classes and an Extended Essay. These build highly-values study skills for university and beyond, and allow exploration of topics entirely off syllabus.

IB students are:

  • more than twice as likely to enrol at one of the UK’s top 20 universities

  • 30% more likely to achieve a first-class honours degree

  • nearly twice as likely to succeed in an application to medicine or dentistry  

  • twice as likely to continue with further study after their degree.

Source: HESA. Experts in UK higher education data and analysis.

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW