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International boarding education for students aged 14+

International Baccalaureate

A two-year programme, designed for motivated, capable students who show an interest across a broad range of subjects.

The IB is the fastest-growing, most respected qualification in the world, and a passport to the best universities. It is a qualification which challenges, encourages and inspires internationally minded students to become caring, critical thinkers, ready for university study and a global career.

Key features:

  • Six subject choices are studied - Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Sciences, Maths, Social Sciences and the Arts
  • Promotes critical thinking, independent research and real-world comparison through the additional subjects of Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity, Service
  • An extended essay prepares students with the study skills required for university study
  • Recognised by the best universities in the UK and overseas
  • Founded on the value of international mindedness
  • Native language tuition in up to 26 languages

Quick facts:

  • Age: 15+
  • Entry requirements: A good secondary or high school level of education
  • English language level: IELTS 5.5+
  • Start dates: September
  • Course length: 6 terms
  • Average class size: 8
  • Hours per week: 32+

All students study core subjects and choose one subject from each of the groups one to six

Subjects to choose on IB course

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The course is available at CATS Canterbury

  • Canterbury
  • Canterbury
  • Canterbury

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Academic English

This programme guarantees entry to all CATS academic programmes and teaches grammar, common terms and expressions regularly used in academic subjects.

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