The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is an A-Level alternative rapidly growing in popularity in the UK. It has appealing claims of breadth and international recognition. But what does it entail, and how do you know if its right for you?

Whether it’s the struggle to narrow down subjects for A-Level, dreams of studying abroad for university or simply the desire to have an edge over other students for future applications, the IB is great option for some students.

To compare other post-16 options see our curriculum guides to A-Level and Pre-U.
In the UK currently there are 155 IB schools, of which just over half are private. Check out our page on finding an IB school for more information.


What the IB
What the IB is
advantages and disadvantages of IB
The advantages and disadvantages
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How to know if its the right choice