The Abbey is the only independent girls’ school in Berkshire offering the IB Diploma Programme, and one of only a few schools to offer it alongside A-levels.

Students taking A-levels usually take three subjects at A-level at the end of their Upper Sixth year (Year 13), in line with the traditional academic two-year linear model.

Students taking the IB Diploma take six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level, along with the core elements of Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service. All IB subjects are examined and certificated at the end of the Upper Sixth year.

Which is right for you? Watch the video to find out.