Nervous smiles quickly turned to happy ones onÂ the 5 of July when the 55 IB students collected their results.Â They performed exceedingly well achieving with an average point score of 38.5% – the schoolâ€™s highest ever! Their triumph is even more impressive when considered in wider context; the last time that students sat exams in 2019 the worldwide average was 30 points. Oxbridge offers start at 38 points and 34 of the 55 students achieved a score of 38 or higher. Half of the cohort scored 40 points (equivalent to 4 A* grades at A level) or better.Â Â Clearly, their dedication and hard work paid off with a set of phenomenal results that all 55 can be rightly proud of.
While all of the cohort have earned hearty congratulations it is worth noting that 6 students – William Aitken, Michael Sinnott, Isobel Thomas, Max Fullalove, Max Bowden and Sam Grimshaw – achieved 44 out of 45 points. In 2019 the percentage of students achieving a score of 44 or higher worldwide was 1.2%, and with these results, 11% of our cohort achieved this score. Further success came with Rupert Hill, Jack Jones and Sarah Probert all earning places at Oxford and Max Fullalove gaining a spot at Cambridge.
The International Baccalaureate is a high status qualification respected by universities and employers, as it develops lifelong skills â€“ critical thinking, broad knowledge, open-mindedness. Students have to continue study of English, Maths, Science, a social science, and a language.
The uncertainties of the last few years make the outstanding performances of these 55 students even more impressive.Â Not only did they all face the challenges of remote learning, but until May, they had had never sat formal public examinations.Â Their impressive results are, therefore, not only evidence of their high academic abilities and hard work but also a testament to their sterling qualities as human beings.Â We wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavours as they build on the impressive foundations they have laid.