Increased Demand for International Baccalaureate Diploma in South Asia


Released on: May 27, 2010, 06:06 am
Author: Macarena Palacios/ IC School
Industry: Education

London, May 2010 - The number of students from the countries of southern Asia that arrive in the United Kingdom for their schooling each year is on the rise. The increasing popularity of a British education and the increasing allure of private schooling in the United Kingdom has resulted in a significant rise in the number of students deciding to go to the country each year. Most of the students that choose to study in the United Kingdom are from either China, South Korea, Taiwan or Japan.

A recent survey of private schools in the United Kingdom indicates that Chinese students form the largest international groups in most boarding schools. There are over 50 schools across China that now offer courses designed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. "I went to a well-reputed IB school in Beijing, where I completed my Middle Years Programme. My parents had promised to send me to the United Kingdom in order to complete my schooling and continue my further education there if I earned good grades. I kept my side of the bargain and my parents kept theirs. So, this September, I will be travelling to the United Kingdom in order to begin my IB diploma course at a private school in London", says 16 year old Zhu Hiyang, with a bright smile on her face.

There are many students just like Zhu Hiyang who will be making a relatively easy transition from life in a Chinese school to life in a British private school this very year. Their host school will offer the strict IB curriculum that places high importance on the quality of teaching and the quality of the courses that are taught. Attaining an IB Diploma has become to schooling what obtaining an Oxford degree means at the university level. Most of the students who perform well at the IB diploma level find it much easier to cope with the rigorous demands of a university education in the United Kingdom.

Trends show that most students from South Asia which choose to move to the United Kingdom for their higher studies seek admission to an Independent school London. Admission to an IB Diploma Residential London school ensures that the students not only receive a world-class education, but they also get to live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world.

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