The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme has at its heart a fundamental ethos and approach to education which promotes “intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century”. The International Baccalaureate Organisation “aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect” (www.ibo.org).
The Diploma programme provides an exciting, stimulating and intelligent course of study for sixth form students. The breadth and depth of the course meets the needs and interests of a wide range of students, both now and for their future studies and careers. The course is well recognised as a high quality course offering a consistent standard of assessment and an excellent preparation and pathway to university.
The first group of IB students graduated from Slough Grammar School in July 2006 with a highly successful set of results. Excellent results have continued each year ever since and we consistently score a school average well above world average, with our most recent results (July 2010) being a school average of 35 points. Students consistently gain entry to many of the Russell group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as many other institutions.