The IB Diploma programme provides a two year curriculum, leading to examinations for students normally aged between 16 and 19. Diploma candidates choose their programme from the six IB subject groups, ensuring that a breadth of experience in languages, humanities, experimental sciences, mathematics and the arts is acquired. They will also complete an Extended Essay, a Theory of Knowledge course and a CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) section. Each candidate chooses one subject from each of the IB groups 1-5 and either a subject from Group 6 or a second subject from IB groups 2-4.

The IB links naturally to the Round Square IDEALS already embedded at Box Hill School, providing a programme of all-round education combined with challenges and responsibility, that builds confidence and independence.

Normally a minimum of 5 passes at GCSE level 4 or above is required for entry into the 6th form. In addition, a level 5 at GCSE is normally required for specialist subject areas such as A level or IB Higher Level subjects. Teachers would recommend a minimum of a level 6 in Science and Maths subjects. At Box Hill School we aim to personalise the learning experience and consideration will be given to students who fall outside of these criteria. All entry decisions are taken in the best interests of students and consider the student’s ability to access the post-16 curriculum.

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