There must surely be some advantages to a programme that is growing at such an incredible rate and is becoming more and more recognized as a desirable standard. We have had students transfer here from other IB schools, a move facilitated by the common curriculum. Some of our past graduates have used their IB credits to gain admission to the University of Strasbourg, Oxford University and to the University of Paris, although most of our students do not go so far afield.
Local universities are beginning, slowly, to recognize the quality of IB students, but with places such as McGill and the University of Guelph leading the way, it is hoped that other universities will follow as still more IB students enter these schools and demonstrate their preparedness. At present, some universities will give advanced standing (meaning the IB student may go into a second-year course) or advanced credit (an actual credit). Check the calendar of the appropriate school to find out the policy.
Speaking with alumni of King’s-Edgehill School, however, gives us our best reasons for continuing to offer the IB Programme. Many of these students have found themselves well prepared for post-secondary courses after the training of the IB curriculum. One of the advantages most often mentioned is the discipline required to meet deadlines. Our staff also enjoy the challenge of the globally-oriented curriculum, and seeing our students meet or exceed the level of other students throughout the world.