International Baccalaureate Programme
The IB definitely made me very ready for advanced education and the workload that comes with it.
Sara-Kristina H, Class of 2007
Founded in 1968, the IB is a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to be more than its educational programmes and certificates. At heart it is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. (IBO 2016)
The University Admissions Officers Report 2016 published annually by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) addresses admissions issues and rates three exam systems: A Levels, the IB Diploma Programme and BTEC. It also asks universities what they are looking for in student applications. The report found that in the US and UK there is almost total agreement that the IB Diploma is the best qualification to prepare students to thrive at university. It provides students with university-ready skills, including self-management and intercultural skills, creativity, and the ability to cope with pressure. Survey amongst UK University Admissions officers commissioned by ACS International Schools, International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA), and International Baccalaureate (IB)