The Stephen Perse Foundation is delighted to announce
results in the IB Diploma, giving students an average of 39.8 points out of a
possible 45 and a record for the sixth form college. The world average is
usually around 30 and the UK average around 33 points.
Globally, the typical figure is that top 5.5% of students
achieve 40 points or more. Over 70% of our students in this cohort achieved 40
points or more.
Tricia Kelleher, Principal, said, “These are fantastic
results for the students and a credit to the staff. Students are progressing to
varying university courses which reflects the diversity of the qualification
and the empowerment of the curriculum. As they have not committed themselves to
a particular route by narrowing their subjects, their ideas can evolve and
their interests deepen in a more natural way. The range of destinations and
courses reflects this journey.”
Chemistry at York
Chinese at Cambridge
Engineering at Imperial College
English at Bristol
French and Russian at UCL
History at Warwick and UCL
Law at Oxford, Nottingham and Exeter
Liberal Arts at Wellesley, USA
Mathematics at Imperial College, London
Medicine at Leicester
Psychology at Queen Mary’s, London
The IB Diploma is taken by around 55,000 students worldwide
and is well known for being the gold-standard of world secondary education.
Having been running since 1968, there is no record of grade inflation in the
qualification which is completely independent of national government control.
Students study a portfolio of 6 subjects including maths, English, a science, a
foreign language, a humanity and one other of their choice.
Simon Armitage, Director of Sixth Form remarked, “huge
congratulations are deserved here – the students are collecting their results
at the start of the summer and both they and their universities can rest