The IB Diploma

Scarborough College has an excellent academic record and is the Top Performing School in Yorkshire and the North East of England for IB.  Please see our academic results page for further information.

Our Sixth Form is a vibrant and happy community of students.  The IB Diploma provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study.  It takes a holistic approach to education with students experiencing a wide range of subjects including a modern language, a science and mathematics.  The combination of subjects selected is underpinned by a common core incorporating a Theory of Knowledge course, an Extended Essay that allows them to explore a topic of particular interest and a CAS programme that facilitates engagement with the wider community.  The philosophy of the IB Diploma promotes an intellectual curiosity in students coupled with an emphasis on personal development. 

The skills that students develop and the personal attributes they acquire equip them for their future lives.  The IB Diploma is firmly established at Scarborough College.  Many of the teaching staff are IB examiners and moderators, they have a wealth of experience in delivering a highly successful IB Diploma programme.   Our students gain places at many of the top universities both in the UK and abroad.

Our belief is that the IB is the best course of study for the majority of students in terms of future prospects and in developing well-rounded individuals with a sophisticated skills-set.  Our belief in the IB programme is borne by our ranking as the Top Performing IB School in Yorkshire and North East England.  Our entry requirements for students into the Sixth Form is 5 GCSE passes at A* - C, or equivalent for international students.

The opportunity to study exciting different subjects, such as a new language, Psychology or perhaps Environmental Systems, presents a fresh appeal and with it, a new way of learning. Core aspects of the IB, such as the Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, provide invaluable preparation for the self-discipline demanded both by universities and the workplace.

IB brochure

IB Options Block 2015-17