Why study an IB?
If you've enjoyed studying a range of subjects at GCSE and want to continue doing so at an advanced level, then the IB could be a good choice for you.
The diploma is an internationally recognised university entry qualification, offered in more than 140 countries throughout the world. It is fully recognised by all UK universities. As interest in the IB grows, more institutions are offering the diploma. Truro College is the only provider of this programme in Cornwall, and it is one of the biggest and most successful in the UK.
Truro College is the UK's top non-selective provider of the IB Diploma in the Sunday Times Parent Power league tables for the last three years running
You can learn more about the IB's global community through watching 'A Better World Through Education', a new programme by ITN and the International Baccalaureate to mark their 50th anniversary.
Students study three subjects at Higher Level (H) and three subjects at Standard Level (S). The entry requirements are the same as A Level: at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and Maths at Grade 5. Grade 6 is required in subjects appropriate to Higher Level options. Most International Baccalaureate students will have achieved good GCSE grades in a large number of subjects.
I enjoy the variety of subjects that I get to study and that I close no doors when it comes to university applications. Results wise, it’s the best college in the area. It’s a safe and caring environment for everyone.
Groups, subjects and courses
There are six subject Groups, each containing a number of courses from which you choose your preferred subjects. The Groups are as follows:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts
The introduction of Environmental Systems and Societies, a transdisciplinary subject covering Groups 3 and 4, offers greater flexibility of option choices. It is now possible to opt for up to three subjects in Groups 2, 3 and 4.
Candidates will also follow a Theory of Knowledge course, which stimulates critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside College. Students will undertake original research to investigate a topic of special interest and present findings in an extended essay. All students are involved in Creativity, Action and Service-based projects.
To find out more about studying the IB Diploma, email IB Coordinator Angie Liversedge, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shewula Orphans Charity
Truro and Penwith Colleges’ Geography department and the IB programme have been supporting the children and community of Shewula since 2001, with the main aim being the enablement of AIDs orphans and other vulnerable children in Shewula to access education.
Click here to find out more about The Shewula Orphans Charity