13 July 2016
Latest University Admissions Officers report concludes that the IB is the best preparation for university
The International Baccalaureate diploma (IBDP), according to UK university admissions officers, is the best preparation for university. The University Admissions Officers survey, now in its eleventh year, asked admissions officers to rate three exam systems, A levels, the IBDP and BTEC and rank them against factors such as ‘encouraging independent enquiry,’ and ‘developing ability to cope with pressure.’
Out of the the 81 UK universities surveyed, the IBDP was rated top in developing 13 out of 14 factors considered useful in preparing students to thrive at university.
The survey was commissioned by ACS International Schools, International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB) and International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA)