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Sixth Form at Southlands

As our students reach Sixth Form, also known as Years 12 and 13, they will follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We firmly believe that supporting students through the IB Diploma is the very best preparation they can have if they are to be successful in later life.

Southlands was accredited to deliver the IB Diploma in 2014 and has continued to improve and expand the delivery of the programme each year. Students at Southlands British International School can choose their IB courses from a wide range of subject options designed to enable them to access the broadest range of degree level qualifications at the best universities in the world.

Student progress is closely monitored and attainment is regularly shared with students and parents through our ManageBac learning platform. Using an online platform allows students to have positive, constructive and timely discussions with their families and their teachers about the progress they are making and how to overcome any barriers they come up against in the programme. 

Building a sense of community within the school and fostering a sense of shared responsibility for positively contributing to our local and global communities is never more integral than in sixth form. In their final two years at Southlands, students will have opportunity to take on formal roles such as Student Ambassadors; School, Food and Eco Council Chairs; Model  United Nations representatives and House Captains.

Support to succeed

Early on in the IB Diploma students are encouraged to self-regulate and take ownership of their learning and we support this through dedicated sessions that aim to develop study habits, time management, and self-confidence. We believe that students who feel happy and healthy in their environment will be motivated to attend and succeed in the programme. 

University and Careers Coordination means that all students are supported in realizing aspirational goals and adapting working methods to meet the requirements set out by universities and employers. 

International opportunities

Outside of lessons, students are offered the opportunity to participate in events such as the Globeducate Model United Nations, as well as international arts and academic conferences and competitions designed to stimulate enquiring and innovative minds.

Sixth Form

The IB Diploma not only prepares students for academic and career success, but equips the with the knowledge and confidence to make a real difference within a global context.