The International Baccalaureate [IB] provides a challenging, internationally focused, broad and balanced educational experience for students aged 16-19. The significant majority of students at UWC Atlantic College opt for the full IB Diploma. This requires students to study six subjects and a curriculum core concurrently over their two year stay.
The full Diploma is a prescriptive structure and students also have the option to pursue individual subject certificates if the full diploma does not meet their individual needs. For example a student who is passionate about the arts may opt for two or three group six subjects and this combination is not possible in the full IB Diploma. The college will consider each individual’s aspirations and passions in making course selections. All students are required to follow a challenging academic programme and are expected to strive for academic excellence.
'The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.'