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Bristol Grammar becomes an IB World School

The school will be offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students in its sixth form, starting in September

Posted by Julian Owen | March 11, 2018 | Teaching

Bristol Grammar School has announced it is now an IB World School. It will begin offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma to sixth formers from September, making it the only co-educational school in Bristol to offer both ‘A’ levels and the IB.

Ben Schober, the Assistant Head overseeing the implementation of the IB, said: “BGS is delighted to be recognised as an IB World School and to be joining them as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their programmes.

“While some students will be suited to the focus of ‘A’ level and Pre-U, others will flourish continuing a wider range of subjects. The addition of the IB to our curriculum allows us to offer a choice of pathways – the IB Diploma, and the ‘A’ level and Pre-U route – both of which develop advanced learning skills and styles, independence, and engagement with the wider community. Both pathways will also fully prepare students for higher education and future careers and continue Bristol Grammar School’s proud tradition of sending students to leading universities in the UK and abroad.”

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