International Baccalaureate Success
By Karen Burns, International Baccalaureate Course Co-ordinator, 7 July 2016
The Sixth Form College is celebrating another year of outstanding exam success for the group of International Baccalaureate students.
We are really proud of the students' successes. As a group, they have achieved a very impressive achievement level of an average of 33 points – which is positive ‘value-added’ in that this figure exceeds the predicted grades that are calculated from their GCSE scores. The IB is a global qualification, taken by students all over the world and, in this context, the achievements of our students compares extremely well to the international average of 29 points.
College Principal Ian MacNaughton congratulated the students and said : "The students have proved, yet again, that the International Baccalaureate course is an excellent all round sixth form education and also an excellent route into some of the most prestigious establishments in the country. We are very proud of their success. It's very pleasing to see students using the course as a springboard to further success in a wide range of university and employment opportunities.
One student, Madeleine Bishop achieved the maximum possible score of 45 points – a truly remarkable achievement. (See full details in seperate article above)
Eleanor Dangerfield - Achieved a very impressive 32 points and will now study Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Kent or Bournemouth
Marni Andrews – Will study Psychology at St Andrews having achieved an excellent 39 points
Jordyn Levy - Heading to Newcastle to study Modern Languages, having achieved an excellent 38 points
Yasmina Lees – Scored an excellent 33 points, including the very highest grades in both French and Art.