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A lesson learned

I enjoyed the article about the international baccalaureate in May's Leader. One of the problems with the IB for schools in the UK, though, is the lack of any possibility of taking religious studies.

This probably reflects the dearth of religious education as a specific discipline in curricula outside the UK, but it certainly causes problems for faith schools who might otherwise be interested in IB.

In my last post, at a Catholic independent, a third of our sixth form studied RS at A level, which is not atypical in denominational schools. I think there would be a reluctance to adopt the IB in such schools unless there was some sort of RS, comparable to what is available at A level.

Simon Danes, deputy head of Princethorpe College, Rugby

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