The procedure for application and entry into Wellington’s IB Diploma Programme is outlined below:
January 18th (Wednesday) – IB Information Evening for Year 11 Parents
February 12th (Sunday) – IB Options Formed Submitted to Head of Year 11
February 19th till March 15th – IB Diploma Admission Interviews take place
Entrance Criteria – IB Diploma Programme
IGCSE/GCSE Entry Requirements
Students must have the academic ability to cope with the rigour of the IB Diploma. A* or A at IGCSE is recommended for all HL IB subjects. A grade B will require consultation with a subject teacher/head of department.
Group 1 (Language A1): An A* (or A) for English Literature HL with an A/B for SL. English Language and Literature at HL will require a B minimum.
Group 2 (Second Language): There is no prerequisite for Ab Initio (beginners) languages provided a student has not studied the designated language in Key Stage 4 (or for the last 3 years). HL and SL languages require strong, demonstrated competencies in the designated languages. They cannot be a mother language as these courses are intended for advanced second language speakers (not native speakers of the designated language).
Group 3 (Individuals & Societies): There is no prerequisite for the SL courses with the exception of Economics for which an A*/A in Business and a B minimum in Maths is required. Access to the HL courses in Group 3 will be granted only upon consultation with the subject teacher/Head of Department.
Group 4 (Natural Sciences): An A* (or A) in science is required for Physics and Biology HL. An A* is required for Chemistry HL or a B minimum for SL. The other SL courses require a minimum of a C.
Group 5 (Mathematics): Maths HL requires an A* at IGCSE or an A at IGCSE Additional Maths along with an entrance examination to determine suitability. Early attainment at AS Level is a distinct advantage. An A or above is required for Maths SL. Students will require a C at IGCSE to study Mathematical Studies SL.
Group 6 (The Arts): There is no formal prerequisite for the SL courses. HL courses will depend on teacher recommendations though strong results (A* - B) are a distinct advantage.
Reference: Students will need to submit a reference to the Head of Year 12/13 and/or the IB DP Coordinators for admission into the IB Diploma Programme. This can be obtained from the Year Leader, Form Tutor or a Subject Teacher.
Curriculum Vitae: Evidence of achievements, leadership roles and responsibilities need to be made available during the IB Diploma interviews. They can reflect activities undertaken both inside and outside of school and can be of an academic or non-academic nature.
Interview: This will involve a discussion of all of the above and how the student intends to build on these areas in Years 12 and 13. Students will be asked how they will contribute to life in the Falcon Centre and Wellington as a whole in conjunction with their own personal and academic development. The expectations of a Wellington IB Diploma student will also be outlined and discussed in detail during the interview.
DIPLOMA COURSES (CERTIFICATE ROUTE)
1. Minimum of Cs in IGCSE subjects
2. ESL students will require a minimum of an A in English or an IELTS score of 7.0 and above.
3. Strong, demonstrated competencies in extra-curricular areas or subject specialisation.
4. All subjects are taken at SL unless strong competencies are shown in particular subjects.
A sixth former at Wellington International School will receive a challenging, holistic education and experience and be ready to embrace the expectations as outlined below:
2012 IB Options Form