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The IB is the perfect passport to university

Wendy Heydorn, director of higher education at Sevenoaks School in Kent, says: “Universities are better informed now and people recognise that the IB is offering something special,”… “The diploma offers depth as well as breadth, and the fact they have to do science, maths, a language, a humanity and English means there are so many combinations they can do at university,”.

Paul Teulon, director of admissions at KCL, says “IB students also have a good chance of seeing their university applications accepted.” Peter Fidczuk, UK development and recognition manager for the International Baccalaureate Organisation: “In the States and in Canada, IB students are very much sought-after” “IB students come to the university very well prepared for independent learning, which is what we expect of our students,” says Birmingham’s director of admissions Roderick Smith.

“What the IB gives you, that I think A-levels don’t, are the skills not just to get into university, but to succeed at university,” Richard Markham, principal of Hockerill Anglo-European College in Hertfordshire.

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