Truro and Penwith College is preparing to welcome students to its International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Information Evening.

Worldwide, the IB Diploma, an internationally recognised and versatile alternative to studying A Levels, is celebrating 50 years since its creation, with Truro College also joining in the celebration as it enters its 18th year of offering the diploma.

The IB Diploma is a well-known recognised university entry qualification that is ideal for students who want to continue studying a wide range of subjects.

Caroline Keech, IB Coordinator at the College, says: “The IB Information Evening is the ideal opportunity for students who may have an interest in the course to talk to subject lecturers, a university admission officer and current and past students of the course to gain all the information they need to make an informed decision about their programme of study.

“The IB Diploma provides an excellent opportunity to study a broad range of academic subjects, learn and grow through extracurricular activities as part of your course and gain the skills that universities and employers value.”

A former IB Diploma student, Shosha Adie who is currently preparing to head to the Amazon to volunteer on a conservation project, recently described the course as “extremely rewarding to complete” and “a course that keeps your options open, but also to prepares you for the world we live in today.”

The evening begins at 7.30pm on Thursday 18 January at Truro College and includes talks from the College’s Director of Studies, IB Coordinator, IB alumni, Admissions Officer at Bath University and stalls for each of the subjects, allowing students to walk around and ask questions to lecturers.