‘Curious to know more about the IB?’

A talk with Q&A session

Tuesday 30 April 4pm to 6pm in the Drama Studio 

As you are probably aware, at Sidcot we offer our Sixth Form students the choice of studying for either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate.

The Baccalaureate is a programme of study with an emphasis on breadth of study and personal development. As such, it sits very well with the Quaker values that guide our approach to education at Sidcot. We have offered the IB diploma at Sidcot for many years with consistently good results and our teachers are very experienced.  

We realise that making the choice can be confusing so we are inviting all Senior School parents and students to come and discover more about the IB and why we are so committed to offering the programme. We will hear from IB students, past and present, our IB coordinator Graham Hartley and a special guest speaker, Peter Fidczuk, IB UK Development and Recognition Manager who is well connected with University admissions offices and employers.

We will cover the following frequently asked questions:

  • What exactly is the IB?
  • Is the IB for everyone? 
  • How does it differ from A Levels? 
  • Is it a lot of a lot of extra work?
  • Will the IB help me to get into university? 
  • What about universities outside the UK – is the IB recognised internationally? 
  • What does choosing the IB say about me to future employers?
  • I find Maths challenging – can I still take the IB? 
  • Do I have to be good at languages?
  • What kind of community service will I do? 
  • What does ‘theory of knowledge’ mean?

We really hope you will join us. RSVP to rachael.coates@sidcot.org.uk. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be served.