University Recognition

The IB Diploma is recognised by all UK and US universities, and in surveys Admissions Tutors regularly support the claim that the IB provides an excellent – and better – preparation for university and the world of work.

Leading universities like the fact that the IB results allow them to discriminate at the top end and that, unlike other qualifications, there has been no grade inflation over the last twenty years.

In 2016 the Higher Education Statistics Agency* conducted research on the relative success rates of IB students entering UK higher education and concluded:

  • IB students have 57% greater likelihood of attending one of the top twenty UK universities than students who study traditional A Levels.
  • IB students have great post education prospects, on average earning more than their A Level counterparts.

* Research published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in 2016

Details of this report are available through the link below.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016 Report

Interesting reads

Article: International Baccalaureate: is it any good?

News: March 2013 King’s College London reviews IB offers

Ten reasons why the IB is ideal preparation for University