Palmer’s College launched its new world recognised qualification – the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2008 attracting over 20 students. This year, the College saw another 35 students enrol onto the programme.
Second year IB student Victoria Wolfe, 17 from Basildon said: “The IB is challenging yet fulfilling. I enjoy doing so many different subjects and I’m really excited about helping the community.” The students have started the course studying a much wider range of subjects than A-Levels including maths, science, humanities and a foreign language.
First and second year IB students will be on hand at the IB Information Evening next Tuesday 6 October 2009 at Palmer’s College from 7pm until 8pm. The evening is aimed at students, parents and professionals to gain an insight into the IB as well as to provide an opportunity to find out how attractive the IB really is.
IB Co-ordinator, John Death said: “I have been delighted at how well the IB students have taken to the course. Their enthusiasm reflects the excellent preparation the IB gives for university entry and high-quality careers. We now aim to make its value known more widely in the local area, so that more students can benefit from it in future.”
The IB Diploma provides an alternative to A-levels and is perfect for students who enjoy a wide range of subjects, even if they are unsure what career they wish to pursue.
Palmer’s College were successful in passing a rigorous two-day assessment to determine that the College was able to teach the IB. The IB Diploma is taught in over 100 countries and is well recognised by both universities and employers.
To book your place for the Information Evening please ring: 01375 898626.