St Clare’s, Oxford
St Clare's, Oxford is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school located in elegant north Oxford and has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma for over 40 years, longer than any other school or college in England. Its holistic approach to teaching and status as a World IB School, gives the college its worldwide reputation as being experts in delivering the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Internationalism and academic excellence are at the heart of St Clare’s. The college welcomes students from over 40 different nationalities, including a significant number of British pupils. A St Clare’s student is independently minded, inquisitive and demonstrates a life-long passion for learning.
Ranking 12th in the UK for results (The Times League table, 2020) in 2020 they earned an average IB point score of 37 out of 45 and achieved a 100% pass rate. In recent years, four of their students gained the magic maximum of 45 points, a grade achieved by only 0.2% of students around the world. Supported by a specialist in-house Careers and Higher education team, their IB leavers have secured places at many of the world’s top universities, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, UCL, John Hopkins University, and Utrecht University. Above all, their student body represent a community of kind and inclusive global citizens, knowledgeable and passionate about society and their modern world.
Alongside the sixth form college, St Clare’s offer a Pre-IB course for students age 15-16, equipping younger students with the skills needed to confidently progress onto the IB Diploma.
The college offers a wide range of subjects across their IB programmes, which are delivered by inspiring teachers who are experts in their field. To complement students’ academic life, the college offers an extensive programme of social, cultural, and sporting activities. Their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) programme is integrated into the IB and aims to stimulate the student as a whole through new extracurricular experiences. Photography, Model United Nations and the Student Council are just some of the project’s students are able to get involved with.
St Clare’s encourages students’ independence and learning through the world around them. Their college is not a gated campus: the 25 beautiful Victorian buildings that make up the school are grouped around the leafy residential borough of Summertown, North Oxford. This means students can benefit from being part of the local community which is enriched by their youthful joie de vivre. The college’s proximity to the world-famous city of Oxford means learning and cultural discovery often takes place in the museums, universities and parks the city provides. In recent years, St Clare’s have invested in their facilities, offering award-winning science laboratories, well-equipped classrooms, modern art studios and state-of-the-art accommodation.
St Clare’s is different to any other college in Oxfordshire and rightly so. Theirs is an education fit for the 21st century, committed to nurturing young people’s optimism and enriching their futures.
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