IB Diploma Programme

Why study the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Rugby School?

We believe Rugby can offer one of best IB Diploma programme experiences in the world.

It is hugely exciting to offer a curriculum so closely aligned to our own School ethos and educational values. This is a qualification that reflects our conception of the true meaning of a world class education. The IB Mission tells us that:

“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

Students who study at Rugby benefit from our excellent teaching staff who have been highly trained to deliver the rigorous IB Diploma curriculum.

Their thorough understanding of how students learn best, combined with a deep subject knowledge, allows them to inspire and challenge while simplifying course content to make it accessible.

Our academic culture is the ideal foundation for a world-leading IB Diploma programme. The Rugby Learner Profile, introduced from Year 9, serves as our guiding principle. Versatility and resilience become habitual, while a disposition towards enquiry and reflection, skills of communication and collaboration, as well as a global mindedness, encourage students to look at their subjects from alternative perspectives.

Cross curricular connections that are so important to the Diploma; the core of the Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity and Service, and the Extended Essay, in addition to the range of academic disciplines required of students on the programme, are already embedded from day one here at Rugby.

Our children already think and act like IB Diploma students even before they join the programme in Year 12. For those joining in the sixth form, the embedded culture at Rugby makes it far easier for them to pick up on dispositions, and in turn, the new energy and curiosity they bring to the current student body are welcomed.

In addition to all this, Rugby’s co-educational, full boarding experience is enjoyed by a hugely diverse student body who benefit from a philosophy grounded in a commitment to coaching, focusing on individual growth through reflection and action. They strive for excellence and are rigorous in their endeavours – it’s a perfect IB Diploma match.

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The Sixth Form Experience

16+ Boarding

16+ Day