Sevenoaks School believes the International Baccalaureate to be the best educational experience on offer today. It is the gold standard in international Sixth Form education and has been shown to provide the best preparation for the most competitive universities.

The IB is most distinctive, however, in that it is more than simply a qualification; it is a broad and coherent educational vision, supported by a clearly defined set of values.


The IB Diploma as a qualification

For over 40 years the IB has helped prepare Sevenoaks students for universities and the workplace. Our success rate in all subjects shows that universities are well aware of the benefits provided by the IB and welcome our students’ applications wholeheartedly. 

UK IB school rankings: cohorts over 20 students

I am delighted to read that all your students study the IB. This is an excellent qualification – I wish all my students would come with it! It provides an education, rather than just very good knowledge in three areas.

Dr Mike Dobson FSA, Director, Flexible Combined Honours, University of Exeter 


Sevenoaks and the IB


The IB Diploma as a vision of education

More than just a qualification, the IB provides a distinctive educational experience for Sevenoaks Students. It allows students to study a wide range of subjects throughout their Sixth Form, while giving them the freedom to choose which subjects to study in greater depth. A number of opportunities exist for students to develop specialised knowledge and skills in topics that interest them the most.

The IB also provides teachers with the opportunity to engage with students in topics and questions that the students themselves are interested in. While these opportunities are certainly the best preparation for undergraduate studies, IB students also develop the ability to take on new ideas from across the disciplines throughout their lives.  

The International Baccalaureate is administered from Geneva by the IBO, and further information can be obtained by visiting their website www.ibo.org.

HESA report (2016) showing that IB students out-perform A-level students in securing places to top UK universities


Director of IB: Nigel Haworthnth@sevenoaksschool.org