Oakridge IBDP Students soar high to top QS ranked global universities!

  • 25 April 2024

Challenging assumptions and continuing the legacy of placements, Oakridge IBDP 2 students have received 125+ offers from top universities such as Purdue University, Durham University, Johns Hopkins, and King’s College London amongst others.

“Like every year, we ensured placement of IBDP students in prestigious QS-ranked universities worldwide”, said school Principal Ms Pallavi Mishra. She further elaborated the futuristic possibilities of courses chosen by students such as Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Managerial Economics, Computer Science & Engineering, Liberal Arts, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Business Analytics, Product Design, and Digital Futures.

Narrating his experience, Arjun from IBDP 2, who received 8 offers, said: “Oakridge’s diverse opportunities, including Student Council and the IBDP Group 4 Project, have shaped me into a well-rounded individual and an effective student leader”.

Starting as early as Grade 8

For students from Grade 8 to Grade 11, Oakridge international school, Bengaluru, organizes personal and group counselling sessions. The school nurtures student potential through regular follow-up meetings and definite timelines to work on their university applications. There are one-on-one interactions between teachers and parents to build stronger student profiles.

Test Preparations to Crack the Best

Even though prestigious universities look only for IB academic excellence during placement season, information sessions on SAT and PSAT are regularly organised for those learners who still believe that they need such training. PSAT 8/9 test is also administered for the students of MYP 3 and 4.

Regular University Fairs & Visits

University visits are organised by the career counselling team throughout the year. Representatives from 18 universities participated in the University Fair held with CIALFO, the career partner of Oakridge, in September 2023 and February 2024. All these events gave the opportunity to students and their parents to directly interact with the university admission officers and receive insights into aspects beyond the curriculum. The Q&A sessions helped to clear their doubts and better understand the university culture and processes.

Universities from India, USA, UK, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand visited Oakridge during the months of September and February. There were also hospitality and culinary institutes among them. IB curriculum at Oakridge has a wide range of subject interests across fields which is appealing to the Universities worldwide.

Pre-IBDP Bridge Programme

The IBDP Bridge Programme is a specialised 2-week training session for Grade 11 students before commencing an academic year. It is designed to provide a smooth transition for students from CBSE/IGCSE/ICSE to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IB trained educators at Oakridge take introductory workshops for success in the IBDP core elements of CAS, TOK, and EEs along with support in course selection. Career guidance also starts from day one of academic session at Oakridge.

About Oakridge International

As a Nord Anglia Education School, Oakridge International School, Bengaluru is part of the world’s leading premium school organisations. It is an IB continuum school that is committed to providing quality education and holistic development opportunities to its students and their families.

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