International Baccalaureate Organisation Review

The College has just completed its latest five year review by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to maintain its status as an IB World School. This is the fourth time the College has been reviewed since we started teaching the IB Diploma back in 2002.

We are really pleased with the final report. It confirms that we are fully compliant with all the IBO’s requirements, but in addition, it emphasises how much the College has embraced the ethos of the IB with its emphasis on skills-based learning, developing students’ independent study skills and the promotion of an international outlook.

The final conclusions read:

During the period since the last review the school has made progress in developing systems, strategies and initiatives to promote its stated aims of providing a sense of community, academic rigour, opportunities and a focus on the individual.

In response to challenges identified during the Covid-19 pandemic, the school’s Programme Development Plan (PDP) focuses on developing further support for student well-being. Although the evidence presented to measure the success of the changes introduced is largely anecdotal, the members of the school community have fully embraced the concepts under consideration.

The defining characteristics of the school include being open-minded, nurturing and caring, tolerant, inclusive and aspirational with an emphasis on student achievement. The school strives to provide a breadth of subjects to address student interests and needs supported by robust pastoral mechanisms.

The school has offered the Diploma programme since 2002 indicating its continued, longstanding commitment to the IB philosophy.

More information on the IB Diploma programme at College can be found HERE.

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