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University admissions officers rate IB Diploma Programme as the best pathway for university preparation

According to research findings published in the 12th annual University Admissions Officers Report, UK university admissions officers rate the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) as “exceptionally different and better than A Levels”.

The DP uniquely equips students with key skills

The survey, commissioned by ACS International Schools and the IB Schools and Colleges Association of the UK and Ireland (IBSCA), asks UK and US admissions officers to rate A levels and the DP. The qualifications are ranked against qualities such as ‘developing workplace skills,’ ‘nurturing an open mind’ and ‘encouraging independent inquiry.’ The DP ranks top in 11 out of the 12 different elements.…click here to read more. 

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