The International Baccalaureate Programme was designed to meet the needs of a well-rounded student. The Creative, Active, and Service (CAS) requirements encourage IB students to excel in non-academic pursuits. At Sidcot we will expect IB students to take advantage of a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. Our IB students may participate in any sports programme: basketball, cross country, rugby, golf, soccer, netball, swimming, tennis, athletics, volleyball, and hockey or even octopush!
Extracurricular opportunities available to IB students at Sidcot will not just be limited to sports.
We would hope that our IB students will become involved in such things as Student Council, History Club, Cookery Club, Textiles Club, Debating Club, Charity Support, IT Club and our Environmental Awareness Group. IB students may be involved in Cantare (Choir), Orchestra or the Jazz Band and it is likely that some may feature in one of our major drama productions during the year. They may assist in the publication of the Yearbook, or even be innovative and produce something like a literary magazine. We will also expect our IB students to work in our local community – this may, perhaps, be in a home for the elderly, a children’s home, in a local charity shop or even part of a local environment project.
In summary, we hope that IB students at Sidcot School will be active people. They must learn to balance a demanding academic programme with a busy social life and become respected for their energy and enthusiasm.