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Sidcot Celebrates Record IB Results

By Sidcot School Ltd  |  Posted: August 25, 2011

Ricarda Spahlinger at study in the Library

Ricarda Spahlinger at study in the Library

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Sidcot is very proud to announce a record year for its International Baccalaureate Diploma results with an average IB score of 33.5 (out of 45) which is equivalent to 468 UCAS points or over A*A*A* grades at A level.

 

Head, John Walmsley comments, "I am a firm believer that the International Baccalaureate Diploma is an excellent course for 6th formers, it is transformative education that develops creative, enthusiastic learning. Our IB students find that the study skills learnt in their Sixth Form Diploma course give them a real advantage in coping with degree level study at University. This year, the Sidcot IB results are better then ever (and there is no grade inflation at IB!) with 25% of our students gaining over 40 points and an improvement on the 32 points average score last year to 33.5.  As Head, it is really satisfying to see the positive progression of results our students and staff have worked hard to achieve over the last three years at Sidcot.  All the staff at Sidcot are delighted with these fantastic results and wish our students the very best in the next stage of their educational careers."

 

Andrea Zech from Germany, is the highest achiever with a massive 44 points which is the UCAS points equivalent of A*A*A*A*A* at A level.  She will receive a bi-lingual diploma and also holds the record for the highest IB points at Sidcot ever! Elena Weiss comes in a close second with a phenomenal 43 points (A*A*A*A*A) and Ricarda Spahlinger and Diz Gotham both gained 41 points (A*A*A*A* and an A* at AS), Diz is going to study Medicine at Imperial College in London.  Local girls, Elsa Bromhall with 36 points (A*A*A*B) will be going on to study Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and Clare Scally (with 35 points) hopes to study Linguistics at Leeds.

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