Study the IB Diploma Online

Key Stage 5 ∙ Ages 16–19

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Global-minded qualification

Study the world’s first fully online IB Diploma Programme

With over 40 years of academic excellence delivering the International Baccalaureate® and over 19 years of online learning expertise, King’s InterHigh is the world’s first school to bring learners aged 1619 an innovative, flexible way to study the IB.

Live online lessons

Learn in interactive, collaborative online lessons, taught in real-time. View example timetable.

IB-expert teachers

Get the expertise and support of teachers trained in IB education and online learning.

A global school community

Meet classmates across 130 nations, with a wide range of clubs and co-curricular activities to choose from.

24/7 lesson recordings available

Access recordings of your lessons at any time, whether you need to catch up or revise for exams.

Exam and revision support

Enjoy teacher-led exam workshops, revision guidance, and plenty of digital study resources to help you succeed.

Guidance for future pathways

Achieve your dream future no matter what your ambition, with personalised guidance for university, careers, and more.

Curriculum & Packages

IB Diploma Package

Over the course of two years, IBDP learners study six subjects of their choice across all the major academic disciplines, along with the skill-building DP core.

Select your preferred timetable

Select your preferred timetable to see subjects available for your time zone.

Includes 3 core DP subjects

All IB Students also study the Diploma Programme core: 3 compulsory subjects designed to build lifelong skills.

Payment options

IB Diploma
Annual Contract - 2024/25
£9250*
/ year

*Price shown is for the earliest start date of Autumn Term 2024 – Summer 2025.

  • £100 one-off registration fee
  • £500 deposit for UK students (£1000 outside of UK)
IB Diploma
Rolling Contract

The IB Diploma is only available on an annual contract.

Each package includes the 3 core DP and 6 subjects.

View available subjects

Join our online school community with:

  • Full timetable of live teacher-led lessons
  • Access to 24/7 library of lesson recordings
  • Co-curricular clubs and activities
  • Dedicated pastoral team

2021 Inspired IBDP Results

36

Inspired schools average score

36%

scored 38 points or above

23%

scored 40 points or above

Meet the teachers

Our brilliant IB-expert specialist teachers

Teacher Bio

Alastair Summers

Head of Sixth Form

As our Head of Key Stage 5, Alastair brings with him over two decades of experience in teaching, middle leadership, and senior manager roles. He holds a European Baccalaureate and an honours degree in Biochemistry and started his career in the financial sector before diving into the world of teaching. Over the last two decades, Alastair has worked in various leading state, independent, and international schools.

As the former Vice Principal Academic at St. Clare’s, Oxford — the oldest IB World School in England — Alastair championed all aspects of the school’s academic programmes. Outside work Alastair is a keen pianist, cook, hillwalker and cyclist.

Teacher Bio

Emily Fishman

IB Coordinator

Emily is our IB Coordinator. She holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Cambridge and brings with her over seven years of experience teaching history and politics. She has taught across multiple curriculums, including UK and Cambridge International A levels and the IB Diploma. Outside the classroom, Emily has worked as an examinator for AQA and Edexcel and led the Extended Essay coordinator and the Extended Project Qualification.

Teacher Bio

Jennie Phipps

Head of Faculty Humanities

Jennie is our Head of Humanities Faculty, overseeing geography, history, religious studies, classics, law, international relations, psychology, and sociology. She holds a BA (Hons) in History and a PGCE with QTS in Secondary History, bringing with her over two decades of teaching experience. Having joined King’s InterHigh in 2017, her aim is to continue fostering critical thinking and nurturing a love for learning within an inclusive, accessible, and supportive online environment.

Teacher Bio

Rabina Ramsay

Head of Sociology and Psychology

Rabina is our Head of Subject for sociology and psychology. She has been teaching for over 15 years, spending the past five academic years at King’s InterHigh. Passionate about social sciences, Rabina loves to introduce students to these subjects and encourage new ways of thinking. As a prolific reader of all things brain-related, she always has a psychology book on her shelf. She loves sharing her newfound knowledge with students in class and seeing them develop as social scientists and inquisitive thinkers.

Teacher Bio

Rachel Rosser

Head of Year 12

Rachel is our Head of Year 12 and Leader of Learning for biology. She has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a PGCE with QTS in Science, specialising in Biology. A Place2Be Schools Mental Health Champion, Rachel is trained in psychological first aid for young people, and she is passionate about supporting all students to achieve their ambitions. She loves to share her passion for biology with her students and help them understand current world trends in biodiversity and climate change.

Teacher Bio

Rebecca Mclachlan

Leader of Learning for Creative Media

Rebecca is our Leader of Learning for creative media. She has been an art and design teacher for over 15 years, and a Head of Department for five years prior to joining King’s InterHigh. Rebecca specialises in illustration, which she studied at university, and loves to explore creative skills with her students. Outside of the classroom, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and creating fine line tattoos as an extension of her creativity.

Our promise

What do you get when you study with us?

King’s InterHigh uses the latest technology and innovative teaching methods to equip IB students with the skills they need to ace their exams and have fruitful careers. Aside from a comprehensive curriculum delivered by our IB-expert teachers, our IB students also benefit from dedicated career support to enter the world of work confidently.

The flexible way to get a world-renowned qualification

With King’s InterHigh, you can study the IB Diploma online from anywhere in the world. Students can also watch recordings of any lesson at any time, so it’s easy to keep up with learning no matter where you live or your commitments.

How we teach the IB online

Our online student-led learning model supports all the core attributes of an International Baccalaureate® education. Students begin each topic with their own research, developing their understanding through collaborative exploration and expert knowledge. We also bring in a variety of elements to enhance the educational experience, from VR learning to projects away from the computer.

How we teach the IB online

Assessments and exams made easy

The IB Diploma appraises your skills and knowledge in a variety of ways, including internal assessments, hands-on project work, and external examinations. You can sit your final exams at an IB World School, in a location near to you.

Student stories

Don't just take our word for it. Hear from our students.

View student stories

Maria

IB Student

“IB students all have different perspective and ambitions. Some of us are interested in medicine, while others want to pursue fashion. But what’s really cool is that we’re all high achievers”

Jonathan

IB Student

“The IBDP attracts people from across the world, who have a shared interest in so many things. We enjoy each other’s company, insights, and just listen thoughtfully to each other. It’s an excellent group to be part of.”

Laura

IB Student

“Teachers will regularly create breakout rooms, where we can discuss the topics together. It’s so much more than sitting and watching them talk.”

School insights

Insights from our school

FAQs

Studying the IB online

In partnership with the International Baccalaureate® (IB), King’s InterHigh proudly offers the world’s first and only fully online course tailored for students aged 16-19 worldwide.

Studying the International Baccalaureate online takes place through a timetable of live and interactive classes taught every school day. Students will enjoy a full timetable of lessons and independent learning opportunities. Uniquely, lesson recordings are available at any time 24/7 to assist with revision, and allow you to catch up if you miss a lesson.

Leveraging cutting-edge technology like Virtual Reality (VR), the online IB Diploma curriculum provides immersive learning experiences that delve deep into subjects. Complementing this technological innovation is a team of expert teachers, boasting extensive experience in IB education from IB schools worldwide. The online curriculum is exciting and broad and certain to offer students a high-quality experience and internationally recognised qualifications. It is also dynamic and expansive, ensuring students receive a high-quality educational experience and globally recognised qualifications.

By studying the IB online, students worldwide gain access to this esteemed international qualification, irrespective of local school offerings. Joining the global King’s InterHigh community provides students with a range of virtual co-curricular activities, clubs, and pastoral care, alongside the invaluable guidance of IB specialist teachers.

King’s InterHigh is the world’s first school to offer the two-year International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme, for students aged 16-19, fully online. The international qualification is recognised worldwide by institutions and universities as a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for independent learning and future studies. It is firmly one of the best preparations students can have for future study at top universities.

The IB Diploma is an alternative education pathway to studying A Levels for Sixth Form students. The subjects covered within the curriculum are broader than the A Level British curriculum, so it can be a good choice for students who haven’t yet decided the avenue they would like to follow or for those wishing not to specialise too soon.

Studying the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) virtually, students will experience live lessons delivered by IB expert teachers, as well as the full guidance, support and pastoral care that you would expect in a physical school environment.

In an online IB programme, students will study the same IB curriculum that is taught across physical IB World Schools across the globe.

The subjects that students cover as part of the IB Diploma follow the same structure as that in physical schools. Over two years, students study six subjects of their choice, across the following subject groups:

  • Languages and Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

Within these six subjects, there are advanced levels and standard levels. Students tend to study three subjects at an advanced level, and three at a standard level. Within the groups above, King’s InterHigh can offer different subjects to engage students in the learning they enjoy and want to pursue further.

In addition to this, all students will study the DP Core – an exciting programme that broadens students’ educational experience and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills.

1. Theory of knowledge (ToK) is a taught unit that develops critical thinking and learning across their chosen subjects. Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know, with significant benefits to their wider studies.

2. The extended essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research that allows students to further investigate an area of interest. It also enables students to develop their Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) components, which are necessary to complete as part of their IB programme.

Creativity, activity and service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that all students must complete as part of the core section of the Diploma Programme. It is not formally assessed, yet involves a range of activities from which students provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes. This includes projects such as: creating artwork, organising training for a sports team, volunteering in the local community, working on charity projects or learning a new skill.

As part of any IB programme, CAS activities are mostly conducted independently by the learner, guided and supported by a dedicated CAS coordinator. This is no different within an online setting – our dedicated coordinator will support students’ projects wherever they are in the world, and they will perform and document the activities in their local environment, to form the evidence for the CAS portfolio.

A student doing the full IB Diploma will sit an exam for each of their six subjects, taken during May in the second year. IB final exams typically make up about 75% of the students’ final course mark, but the exact percentage varies from course to course. The remaining element is made up of coursework or portfolio work.

For the two-year IB Diploma course, students will commence their studies online at the beginning of the academic year in September – we cannot accept new joiners past the end of October. However, our A Level courses retain the option to join at any time.

To progress in your enrolment, students will also have to provide evidence of meeting the entry requirements. To discuss the IBDP application process further, you can contact us here.

The academic entry requirements for the Diploma Programme are 7 GCSE/IGCSE grades at level 6+, including English and Maths, or equivalent. Registrations can be made with predicted grades.

To progress in the application process after completing the registration form, the following documents are required:

  • Proof of ID for the student
  • Proof of address for bill payer
  • Proof of attainment or mock/predicted grades

For the two-year IB Diploma course, students will commence their studies online at the beginning of the academic year in September – we cannot accept new joiners past the end of October. However, our A Level courses retain the option to joint at any time.

The first cohort to study the IB Diploma online begins in September. However, students can join us by 31st October of each academic year. 

If you are considering joining us to start in September 2024, register your interest now and we will be in touch when enrolment opens.

To progress in your enrolment, students will also have to provide evidence of meeting the entry requirements. To discuss the IBDP application process further, you can contact us here.

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King’s InterHigh is open for enrolment all year round. We kickstart each student’s online learning experience with a welcoming induction process to make the transition smooth.

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