The International Baccalaureate in London's State Schools

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0581
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Changes to the funding regime for multifaceted courses such as the International Baccalaureate mean that some of the (already very few) state schools in London which currently teach the IB struggle to do so sustainably, with some even making a loss. Are you able to take any action to ensure that this prestigious international qualification remains an option for young Londoners in the state sector?

Answer

Answer for The International Baccalaureate in London's State Schools

Answer for The International Baccalaureate in London's State Schools

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I acknowledge the International Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification and hope it continues to remain available within the state sector in London.

However, I believe that schools should determine for which examinations their students enter, within the funding made available to them by the DfE.

In Education, I am committed to those areas of work where I feel I can add greatest value to national and local activity, by implementing the Recommendations of my 2012 Education Inquiry.