Sevenoaks students are increasingly applying to US and international universities. The IB provides an excellent foundation, since it is well understood and respected by the best academic institutions around the world. 

"The IB is well known to us for excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript."

Marlyn McGrath Lewis,
Director of Admissions, Harvard University

"McGill has enthusiastically recruited IB students for over two decades. When reviewing an application from an IB Diploma candidate, our admissions officers can be assured of the candidate’s strong and broad-based academic preparation. We have seen that IB students embrace the rigorous academic challenges of university life and perform well in their McGill programmes. As a member of the College and University Recognition Taskforce, I can attest to the respected position of the IB Diploma at prestigious universities throughout North America."

Kim Bartlett
Director of Admissions,
McGill University, Québec


"For many years I have been an IB fan. It has taken seriously more of the issues in the world of today and tomorrow, and has been less influenced by fads and the test-taking obsessions of ministers of education, than any organisation its size. The development of programmes for the early and middle years is meritorious and I applaud the inclusion of the arts as subjects worthy of serious study. The Theory of Knowledge course is consonant with the importance of metacognitive capacities and the need for synthesising thinking that integrates separate disciplines."

Howard Gardner
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


"My eyes light up when I see ‘International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’ on a transcript. Students who apply to Michigan State University with IB credentials are assumed to be mature, curious, and creative. They have proven to be successful in a rigorous programme that is both broad and deep in its content and intellectual challenge. On campus, IB graduates move with ease in a diverse and global university that demands intercultural skill and adaptability."

Pamela Horne
Assistant to the Provost for Enrollment and Director of Admissions,
Michigan State University


"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated programme, well-established, well-known and well-respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific."

Christoph Guttentag
Director of Undergraduate Admissions,
Duke University