Achieving success through motivation, knowledge and skills
High Street, Winterbourne
Bristol BS36 1JL
Telephone: 01454 252000
Fax: 01454 250404
Students engage in a whole variety of events and activities throughout the programme focusing on developing their creativity, action and community service. A designated CAS Coordinator supports the students in achieving their individual and group goals, whether this is a fun run charity event, abseil down the BRI hospital, a horse riding competition, Duke of Edinburgh Award or helping at a local primary school. In addition, students engage in joint ventures, such as running a big international day for primary children and a team building activities weekend.
Students attend designated lessons focusing on how they perceive the world, critical thinking and reflection. Students engage in presentations and debates which help prepare them for university, careers and interviews. Students currently at university having completed the IB Diploma have reported that both the Theory of Knowledge lessons and CAS experiences have helped them significantly in their personal and academic life.
An extended essay is completed on a topic of your choice and supported by a designated extended essay supervisor. In addition, students are given one week off timetable to complete their research, including trips to local universities to complete their studies. The extended essay has been particularly useful to those wanting to continue their studies at university in the completion of their dissertation. In addition to the six subjects, students complete ‘The Core’ comprising of three elements which aim to develop personal life skills such as confidence in presenting, critical thinking and how to organise events. Students who have completed the IB Diploma, university representatives and industry have said that this is a valuable aspect of the programme which distinguishes IB students from the rest. Find out more of their thoughts on our website.