EDUCATION: Lomond given green light to deliver International Baccalaureate programmes

Lomond School S4 pupils launch the new International Baccalaureate

By Lucy Ashton

Lomond School in Helensburgh has been given authorisation to offer a unique curriculum choice to pupils – not available in any other school in the country.

Lomond has been given the green light to deliver two International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, in addition to a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in business, alongside its existing SQA provision.

The IB challenges senior pupils to become more independent in their learning, preparing young people with the real-life skills and attributes required for success in further education and the world of work after they’ve left school.

The school will now be able to offer the courses to its S5 and S6 pupils from August 2021.

Principal Johanna Urquhart said: “The IB is globally renowned for delivering exceptional education programmes that are synonymous with putting the child firmly at the centre of education.

“The process of becoming an IB World School is not an easy one. We set out to become an authorised IB school in January 2020, and I am extremely proud that we have managed to achieve this amidst a global pandemic.

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