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Published on 18/12/16

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 assured.”