Palmer’s alternative to A Levels

PALMER’S College launched the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in 2008 and has seen its first cohort achieve magnificent results this year. The College is holding its annual Information Evening for students and parents to find out more about this worldwide recognised qualification.

First and second year IB students will be on hand at the IB Information Evening next Wednesday 6 October 2010 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.

Holly Burton, ex-De La Salle student, achieved 37 points, equivalent to over four A Levels at the highest grade with 545 UCAS points. Holly said: “I am very proud of my performance. I found the IB a challenge but definitely a good challenge and if I had the chance, I’d do it again.” Holly has secured a place at Oxford University to read History.

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.

To book your place for the Information Evening please ring: 01375 898626.

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