International and American
Schools in Britain, U.K.
This is the online directory with the main international and American
schools in the United Kingdom of Great Britain that offer an international
curriculum. The programmes vary from the International Baccalaureate (I.B.)
programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the British GCSE and
GCE examination systems.
British universities accept the International Baccalaureate Diploma as
satisfying the general matriculation requirements for entry to all first
degree courses and higher education institutions. However, the universities
being autonomous, the standards required (i.e. combination of IB subjects,
points secured in total and in individual subjects) are a matter for each
individual university to decide. Requirements will vary considerably depending
on university and department or faculty.
All applications to British Higher Education institutions are handled
centrally by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS),
from whom application forms and the Directory may be obtained. Applicants
apply to UCAS between 1 September and 15 December of the year prior to
entry, and may select up to six choices of institution/course. For 2000
entry and after, applicants will be restricted a maximum of four choices
of courses leading to a professional qualification in medicine and the
closing date is 15 October.
Applications to Art and Design courses are made through two different
pathways of equal status:
(a) Route A (simultaneous route) - applications to be made between 1
September and 15 December.
(b) Route B (sequential route) - applications to be made between 1 January
and 24 March.
Institutions make their decisions independently of each other and relay
them to applicants via UCAS. If the IB Diploma has not yet been achieved,
the offers will normally be conditional on specified IB grades being obtained.
The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have a closing date of 15 October.
Applications are made both through UCAS and the universities; the application
form is available from the Colleges Admissions Office in Oxford or from
individual colleges in the case of Cambridge.
UCAS, PO Box 28, Cheltenham, Glos., GL52 3ZA
Please refer to the UCAS website: http://www.ucas.com
For full details on individual universities and courses offered, please
refer to: University and College Entrance, The Official Guide, published
annually by UCAS. Individual copies are obtainable from Sheed and Ward
Ltd., Rickett Street, London SW16 1RU