University Recognition

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is recognised by all UK and US universities and university admissions officers regularly support the claim that the IB Diploma provides the best preparation for university and the world of work.

Leading universities like the fact that the IB Diploma results allow them to differentiate between top performers and that there has been no grade inflation in the programme’s results in the last twenty years.

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

  • IB pupils have 57% greater likelihood of attending one of the top twenty UK universities than pupils who study traditional A Levels.
  • IB pupils 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

The Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016 Report

Interesting reads

International Baccalaureate Diploma highly valued by universities – Re:locate magazine

The IB develops the students top universities want – The Independent

Why the IB is the perfect passport to university – The Telegraph

International Baccalaureate: is it any good? – The Telegraph

Ten reasons why the IB is ideal preparation for university – IB World