The IB was founded in 1968 by a group of educators who wanted to create an educational model which combined European breadth with British specialism. In 2018, 1.5 million students from 4871 schools in 153 countries study the IB. In the UK there are 143 schools offering one of the four IB programmes, with 4,871 IB Diploma candidates in 2017. The IB Diploma Programme is recognised as rigorous preparation for universities in the UK and worldwide, encouraging students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.
We have been teaching the IB at RHSB for over 10 years and reaping the rich benefits it brings to both students and teachers. The IB is an effective qualification to secure entry to selective courses and universities. The IB Diploma develops critical thinkers, project planners, learners who are able to deal with challenging concepts and consider viewpoints from multiple perspectives. We have 22 Year 11 students opting to study the IB Diploma in the RHSB sixth form starting in September 2018. For more information about the IB take a look at the School Weeks supplement by following this link https://schoolsweek.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IB-supp-digi.pdf , or contact Jude Taylor (IB coordinator) at RHS.