Abbey students celebrate outstanding International Baccalaureate results
ABBEY STUDENTS CELEBRATE OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE RESULTS
Average score of 38 points confirms The Abbey as a top performing IB school in the UK
Reading, UK, Friday 6 July 2012: Students at The Abbey School are once again celebrating outstanding results in the International Baccalaureate examinations. In this third year of IB diploma results at The Abbey School, the girls have maintained the exceptionally high standards set by their predecessors, scoring an average of 38 points, with one student scoring 43 points out of a maximum possible 45. This result places her in the top 1.5% of IB students worldwide, and the overall results confirm The Abbey’s ongoing status as one of the most successful IB schools in the country. To put this in a broader academic context, conditional offers for Oxbridge start at 38 points, the average standard achieved by an Abbey IB student.
Top-performing student Elinor Lobley (43 points), has secured her place at UCL where she will read English. Meanwhile, Flora Harris (40 points) is off to study Experimental Psychology at New College, Oxford, and Hannah Ridzuan-Allen (42 points) will take up one of the prestigious Dickson Poon Law scholarships at King’s College, London. Other students have secured places on popular courses at Birmingham, Exeter and Imperial College, London.
Headmistress of The Abbey Mrs Barbara Stanley commented: “I’m delighted to congratulate the girls on the hard work which has led to their superb results in the International Baccalaureate exam. The Abbey continues to flourish as an IB World School, offering the IB diploma alongside A-Levels to ensure that girls have the opportunity to choose a qualification that suits their learning style and gives them the widest range of options for the next stages of their education. Our experience has shown that study and life skills learned as part of the IB diploma have proved invaluable as girls have continued into higher education.”
About the International Baccalaureate Diploma
The IB Diploma is an international qualification and over 80,000 students from around the world took their exams this summer. IB students take papers in six subjects (including a Modern Foreign Language, a Science, English and Maths) – 3 at higher level and 3 at standard level at the end of the two year course. The points awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) with 4 counting as a pass. Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on Theory of Knowledge and their extended essay. The highest total that can be awarded is 45 points and the diploma is only awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to performance across the whole diploma and satisfactory participation in Creativity, Action and Service (CAS).