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Sixth Form Virtual Event

Thank you for joining us at our on-line IB Information Event, hosted virtually by key members of our Sixth Form leadership team.

As we are not able to meet face to face at the moment, we have gathered information and views from staff, current and former students in the below short films to help explain what’s involved in the IB Diploma.

We want you to take this information forward with you as you enter Year 11 and the exciting process of assessing your Sixth Form options begins properly.

To start, our incoming Head Mr Dwyer gives his view on the value of the IB Diploma, followed by alumna Chloe who shares what she gained from choosing this course:

Next, Mr Brealey and Mr Cooper will guide you through the structure of the Diploma programme, with the help of several of our current students:

IB subject information

There is a wide range of subjects you can choose from as a Redmaids’ High IB Diploma student. Check them out in the below booklet together with further information about the core elements of the syllabus:


Literature and Performance

One of the great benefits of the IB Diploma is that different subject combinations can suit the interests, needs and skills of different students. Two current Year 12 girls discuss with our Head of English Mrs Rodliffe how choosing Literature and Performance as an alternative to straight English Literature has worked for them.



Got some more burning questions about the IB not answered in these films? See our FAQ sheet.

What some of our former IB Diploma students think about the IB

Copper Lewis – class of 2014 
Geography graduate and environmental worker

I studied Geography at Durham University and completed a year abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand. After graduating, I started working in river geo-morphology and natural flood management.
Every day, things I didn’t realise I had learnt whilst studying the IB pop up in life. It helps to develop much more than just academic skills.

Ella Harrison – class of 2018 - Medical student, University of Oxford

Studying the IB allowed me to develop interests, both academic and non-academic, in a broad range of areas, giving me new ways of thinking and approaching problems. 

I truly believe the IB helped me gain offers for university, and really helped prepare me for the style of university work.


Eleanor Hemming – class of 2014 – Russian and History graduate, Civil Servant

I would choose the IB again because I think it is so important to study a range of subjects for as long as you can - even if you think you don't love all of them. 

And because I loved the international aspect of it - not only do my colleagues now from around the world know and respect the IB, or even studied it themselves - but I ended up studying topics and literature that I wouldn't necessarily have come across in A Levels.

Your Sixth Form leadership team are ready and waiting for any questions you may want to ask. Contact:

Mr Cooper

Assistant Headteacher, Sixth Form, to ask about our post-16 provision in general

Email -  j_cooper@redmaidshigh.co.uk



Ms Jephcote

Head of Sixth Form, Academic and UCAS, for questions about university options

Email -  l_jephcote@redmaidshigh.co.uk



Mr Brealey

IB Co-ordinator, for IB Diploma-specific questions

Email -  p_brealey@redmaidshigh.co.uk




Mrs Geeson

Head of Careers, for information about employment options

Email -  a_geeson@redmaidshigh.co.uk




Mrs Sayers

Pastoral Assistant, about how we support your emotional wellbeing at Redmaids’ High

Email -  l_sayers@redmaidshigh.co.uk




We hope you've enjoyed our Virtual IB event and that you will consider the IB Diploma at Redmaids' High for your Sixth Form studies.


We were the first school in Bristol to enable our students to choose between A Levels or the IB Diploma for their Sixth Form studies



Learning for life

It’s not just about passing exams – at our Sixth Form you will also gain important skills that will prepare you for life beyond school


Sixth Form opportunities

You will work hard and play hard, with your teachers alongside you, helping you get the most from the experience


Taking responsibility

In the Sixth Form there are many fun and stretching leadership options supporting your personal and academic development


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