International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate
|Summary||IB Diploma students follow a broad range of subjects over the two years of the programme, but can at the same time specialise in those subject areas of greatest interest to them. Students are expected to develop the critical thinking skills, independent learning styles and knowledge of academic research that are expected for successful university level study. They are also expected to consider the nature of knowledge, to engage in community service and promote international understanding, valuing cultural diversity.
Candidates study six subjects, three at higher level and three at standard level, along with additional core requirements outlined above.
|UCAS Tariff points|
|IB score||Tariff points|
|Tariff entry||Expert Group first met in September 2004. Chemistry, geography and mathematics were benchmarked against OCR, Edexcel and AQA GCE A levels respectively.
Following a UCAS review in 2008, Tariff point allocations were reduced for 2010 entry to HE.
Expert Group report (PDF)
|Learning hours||Total = 1460|
3 x Higher level courses (240hrs) = 720
3 x Standard level courses (150hrs) = 450
|Additional core requirements:
Extended essay = 40 hours
Theory of knowledge = 100 hours
Creativity, action, service = 150 hours
|Further information||Visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications website|
|Summary||All students are encouraged to follow the full IB Diploma Programme. Those who fail to satisfy the entire set of requirements or who elect to take fewer than six subjects are awarded a certificate for examinations completed.|
|Tariff entry||The Tariff Expert Group which met to discuss the IB Diploma in September 2004 did not allocate Tariff points to the Certificate.
Following a UCAS review in 2008, Tariff point allocations were allocated for 2010 entry.
Students that register for an IB Diploma but do not successfully complete all elements can achieve Tariff points from individual Certificates and Core performance.Students that register for individual IB Certificates, rather than the IB Diploma, will not collect Tariff points from the Core.
|UCAS Tariff points||Higher Level||Standard Level||Core|
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