In the 50th anniversary year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, pupils at King Edward’s School are celebrating an excellent set of results.
The maximum score of 45 points was gained by three boys, James Cleasby, Eugene Toso and Daniel Yue, a score achieved by only 0.1% of students worldwide out of over 160,000 IB students in total. A further five scored 44 points and 43% of the cohort of 110 attained scores of 40 points or above: 40 points is the equivalent of more than four A*s at A-level. The average score is 37.7 points, almost eight points above the global average (29.8).
Dr Mark Fenton, Chief Master, said: “I am delighted with the results our boys have achieved, and am very proud of both our pupils and staff.
“These results mean that a large proportion of our boys will be accepted by the very best universities, and the broad, intellectual education provided by the IB Diploma will serve them well for the opportunities that lie ahead of them.
“King Edward’s has always been amongst the very best academic schools in the country. Now we are in our seventh year of the IB Diploma it is also consistently amongst the very best IB schools in the world, which is testament to the hard work of our pupils and staff.”
In September 2010, King Edward’s replaced A-levels with the IB Diploma for its Sixth Form provision. The IB Diploma comprises six subjects within which pupils must study English, mathematics, a science, a language and a humanities subject. Pupils also complete an extended essay on any subject, study Theory of Knowledge and undertake a range of extra-curricular activity and community service.
More photographs from results day can be viewed in the IB Results Day July 2018 gallery.