The IB Diploma stretches pupils by pushing them beyond the comfort zone of their two or three strongest subjects. We believe that this is inherently valuable because it not only improves their mental agility and resilience, but it also keeps educational doors open much longer, rather than closing off potential paths for future interests and studies too early.

IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), we believe, is the best possible pathway for our sixth form pupils. All pupils study six subjects drawn from six groups, with three taken to the higher level (HL). This approach enables them to develop a broader knowledge base yet demands significant depth. This is a combination that understandably is highly respected by the world’s most prestigious universities and higher education institutions.

Why IB

  • Critical thinking 
  • Balanced Programme
  • Recognised worldwide

Beyond the six academic subjects, the IBDP includes three core requirements – the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) – that aim to enrich their experiences as learners. Collectively, these elements serve as a platform for pupils to achieve greater personal and academic development during their time in the sixth form. By the end of the programme, we believe that they will be more mature, capable and responsible young adults, well equipped to take on the challenges of higher education and their future career paths regardless of where this takes them.


IB learner profile

IB learners strive to be:
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective


We recognise and reward academic excellence by offering a limited number of academic scholarships to pupils in Year 12 and 13 studying the IBDP. IB Scholars will play a significant role in the life of the College and will be expected to demonstrate leadership in the encouragement of non-scholarship holding pupils.

Further details regarding scholarships can be obtained from our Admission Office or by email at admissions.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn.


The main qualities which we are looking for in a scholar are:

  • academic ability and curiosity
  • the ability to think critically and to assimilate new ideas quickly
  • personal, social and moral strength of character
  • an international outlook with a high level of written and spoken English

The award

Partial academic scholarships for pupils starting the IB Diploma Programme in August 2020.




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Fees and Scholarships


Universities and Careers