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IB students awarded "good set of results"

IB students awarded

Wednesday 22 July 2020

IB students awarded "good set of results"


IB students at the Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre have secured IB grades that are better than the global average, with one securing a place at Oxford University.

This year 23 students took the full IB Diploma, achieving an average total point score of 31, compared to the worldwide average of 29.9.

Students are now planning on attending a wide range of universities or accessing different employment opportunities, with one student, Mary-Kate Hubbard, successfully gaining a place at Oxford University to read Law.

Headteacher Kieran James said that, in addition, 77 students undertook IB subject certificates in History, Psychology, IT, Film and Spanish, with a pass rate of 100%.

“Following this year’s unprecedented cancellation of all external examinations in May 2020, some students were understandably disappointed not to be able to sit their examinations," he said.

Kieran James Grammar School

Pictured: Kieran James said one of the school's IB pupils has secured a place at an Oxbridge University.

"However this cohort has been awarded a good set of results that are in keeping with previous cohorts, and which contains many stories of impressive success achieved through hours of grit, determination and growth, all of which are key to the IB’s Learner Profile.”

In order to award an IB Diploma or Course certificate, all students’ coursework was fully marked and moderated by trained and experienced examiners.

The average individual subject grade across all the 23 full diploma students was 4.9, which is above the worldwide average of 4.6. The highest individual points were an impressive 41 out of 45 diploma points, achieved by 2 students, which is equivalent to more than 4 A* grades at A Level.

Pictured top: Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre has been offering the two-year IB Diploma Programme since 2012.

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