The results for IB Diploma students have been released, and the students and staff at Buckswood School, Guestling are celebrating another year of 100% passes.
This is the third year Buckswood School have offered the IB programme with the qualification suiting students who wish to study a broader range of subjects, rather than specializing in four subject area as in the A Level programme. Under the IB system, students study six academic areas, a theory of knowledge and have to undertake a creative action service element which includes voluntary, charitable works.
The school has also seen the Duke of Edinburgh program (which is used in the IB course) becoming more popular extending to younger students who have started the Bronze award in the Junior School. Programme Co-ordinator Mike Lawless said of this year’s activities “Buckswood is all about thinking outside the box and getting some real world experience. The Duke of Edinburgh awards fits in perfectly with the school’s ethos and the pupils have really stepped up to the plate learning to live outdoors independently and face any challenge that presents itself”.
The IB Diploma is an alternative to traditional A Levels are recognised globally for entry into University. The International Baccalaureate (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation. A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme.
Commenting on the Schools success, Headteacher Mark Redsell said “I am delighted with yet another year of 100% success for our students, and commend the staff who have supported this year’s cohort to achieve another set of great results. These students have got their results a few weeks ahead of their friends taking
A Levels, so can now relax for the summer knowing that their uni placements are secure”.
Buckswood School, Guestling, East Sussex TN35 4LT.