International Baccalaureate (IB) students will be receiving early offers from Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. These offers will be made in the first week of December, and will be based on predicted results.
This article, published in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, features the IB Network Chair for NSW and the ACT, and Director of Learning Services for the HSC and IB curricula at St Paul's Grammar School, Antony Mayrhofer. Mr Mayrhofer is also a member of the standing committee of IB Schools Australasia, and a former chair of this association.
Mr Mayrhofer said that he expects all universities will eventually bring forward offer dates for IB students, as universities often want to attract IB students because of the nature of the program. "Independent studies show IB students do better in their first year of university than non-IB students because the IB is designed as a pre-uni course while the HSC is designed for everyone," he said. St Paul's offer the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (IB) Programmes, which provide a continuum of education.
Footnote: Mr Mayrhofer has emphasised that St Paul's HSC program, offered in Years 11 and 12, is as strong at St Paul's as the IB Diploma.