IB programme gets thumbs up

Headington School has been praised for its IB diploma provision as it celebrates a decade of offering the qualification alongside A Levels.

Every five years, accredited schools must submit a Five Year IB Programme Evaluation to the International Baccalaureate Organisation – this being Headington’s second such evaluation. This “self study” asks the School to reflect on its delivery of the IB Diploma Programme and to submit evidence that they are meeting the many required “Standards and Practices” of the course.

The evaluation was submitted in October 2019 and in February 2020 the School received a glowing report and a clear thumbs-up from IB headquarters.

The commendations in the report included:

“The School community demonstrates and understanding of, and commitment to, the DP.”

“The School provides extensive opportunities to develop and promote international mindedness.”

“The School has developed systems to promote open communication based on understanding and respect.”

And particularly pleasing, in Headington’s Year of Community:

“The School provides an extensive programme of opportunities that promote responsible action within and beyond the school community.”

Headington’s Director of IB Mr James Stephenson said: “I think it is fair to say that we are all very proud of the achievements of the IB students in 10 years of teaching the programme and of the wider benefits that the course has brought to the School.”