Which Sixth Form?The Best Route to a Top 20 UniversityBy Dr Gerard GriffithsIt is a challenging time of In the words of one Russellfor Year students. Group Admissions Director.Not only are they in te I graduates on dayfinal stretch preparing for one at university are astheir GCSE exams in June academically mature andthey also need to choose effective as A level graduateswhere to go for their Sixthwell into their secondForm studies. There are year. This is unsurprisingmany factors that play into as preparing students forthis damongst them is what is theuniversity is in the IB's DNA.IB classes are much morebut paramountbest route to gaining a place akin to a university tutorialat a top university? The approach -a highlyInternational Baccalaureate and interactive(IB)Diploma Programme israther than the oldunequivocally the bestbetween students and'chalk and talk' / 'teaching tothe test model, sadly still thenorm in too many schools.IB is not for everyone. It is a20% more work overallDespite its 50-year historyand worldwide reputationas the gold standard in It is certainly true that thesecondary education, many little aboutpeople still dont know the little more demanding: aboutreal, central value of the I tan Alevels. But studentsIt is simply this: the IB is thebest possible preparation in their GCSEs adapt easilyfor university bar none!The entire conception ofthe IB Diploma 50 years (a 6 in the new system(7s or better under the newand even B-average studentsdo extremely well as% entering Top 20 UK universitiesthathigh schools all arounte Cworld did not do a90%focussed. And when i an ideal balance of intellijob of preparing studentsifor university. 50later and the evidence isincontrovertible.24% of A-level graduatesgain a place at a Top 20 Wehave been running the IB for theuniversity. Conversely, 40% at westbournefor a decade an increasingly globalised And please done hesitate toof IB graduates achieve this. now and are proud to have econoyAt Westbourneimproves ones chances of a and highly capable local of the limited number ofyears Top 20 university place so and international students, scholarship places availabledramatically, it is absolutely which expands the horizons in ou ixth Form thisOnlyand perspecthes of our local September. Ustudents andworth the extra effort.them academicof work in available for top students.call me directly if you wish todiscuss our outstanding IBSchool in entrenched our positionPenarth, fully 90% of ourIB graduates go to a Top 20universityat the top of the UK wideleague tables for the lastthree years in a o We have Top 20 university, we wouldSo if your son or daughterhas aspirations to go to aprogramme in further deaaA-levelB atWestbourne90% of westbourne graduates gain places at a Top 20 universityIt is the analytical and critical thinking skills that are embedded throughout the IB curriculum that makes the difference,the very same skills required for success at university and ones careerA-levels tell students WHAT to think. The IB teaches them HOW to thinkTop of the League Tablesthree years in a row1st 20151st-20162nd 2017Daily Telegraph-smaller IB schoolsScholarships are availableUp to FULL tuition for top studentsApplication Deadline Friday 6 Aprilr Griffiths holds a PhDCall/email to apply02920 705 705admissions@westbourneschool.comLondon, has 30 yearsstate and independentschools and is currentlyPrincipal of Westbournenarth

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Which Sixth Form? The Best Route to a Top 20 University By Dr Gerard Griffiths It is a challenging time of In the words of one Russell for Year students. Group Admissions Director. Not only are they in te I graduates on day final stretch preparing for one at university are as their GCSE exams in June academically mature and they also need to choose effective as A level graduates where to go for their Sixthwell into their second Form studies. There are year. This is unsurprising many factors that play into as preparing students for this d amongst them is what is the university is in the IB's DNA. IB classes are much more but paramount best route to gaining a place akin to a university tutorial at a top university? The approach -a highly International Baccalaureate and interactive (IB)Diploma Programme israther than the old unequivocally the best between students and 'chalk and talk' / 'teaching to the test model, sadly still the norm in too many schools. IB is not for everyone. It is a 20% more work overall Despite its 50-year history and worldwide reputation as the gold standard in It is certainly true that the secondary education, many little about people still dont know the little more demanding: about real, central value of the I tan Alevels. But students It is simply this: the IB is the best possible preparation in their GCSEs adapt easily for university bar none! The entire conception of the IB Diploma 50 years (a 6 in the new system (7s or better under the new and even B-average students do extremely well as % entering Top 20 UK universities that high schools all arounte C world did not do a 90% focussed. And when i an ideal balance of intelli job of preparing studentsi for university. 50 later and the evidence is incontrovertible. 24% of A-level graduates gain a place at a Top 20 Wehave been running the IB for the university. Conversely, 40% at westbournefor a decade an increasingly globalised And please done hesitate to of IB graduates achieve this. now and are proud to have econoy At Westbourne improves ones chances of a and highly capable local of the limited number of years Top 20 university place so and international students, scholarship places available dramatically, it is absolutely which expands the horizons in ou ixth Form this Only and perspecthes of our local September. U students and worth the extra effort . them academic of work in available for top students. call me directly if you wish to discuss our outstanding IB School in entrenched our position Penarth, fully 90% of our IB graduates go to a Top 20 university at the top of the UK wide league tables for the last three years in a o We have Top 20 university, we would So if your son or daughter has aspirations to go to a programme in further deaa A-level B at Westbourne 90% of westbourne graduates gain places at a Top 20 university It is the analytical and critical thinking skills that are embedded throughout the IB curriculum that makes the difference, the very same skills required for success at university and ones career A-levels tell students WHAT to think. The IB teaches them HOW to think Top of the League Tables three years in a row 1st 2015 1st-2016 2nd 2017 Daily Telegraph-smaller IB schools Scholarships are available Up to FULL tuition for top students Application Deadline Friday 6 April r Griffiths holds a PhD Call/email to apply 02920 705 705 admissions@westbourneschool.com London, has 30 years state and independent schools and is currently Principal of Westbourne narth