Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) is at the top of the Sunday Times league table for best International Baccalaureate state school for 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year that TGS has been in pole position.
The average point score was 38.5 which is the equivalent to the sort of offer students would expect to get from Oxbridge universities. Three students from TGS gained the maximum 45 point score for IB. They are among 109 students who got the maximum mark worldwide, 53 of whom came from the UK.
Mrs Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher at TGS, said:
"It has been a phenomenal year for TGS. Our students perform consistently well but they have been nothing short of outstanding this year. We are enormously proud of them and all their achievements which place us on a world-class stage."
From September 2012, Tonbridge Grammar School has offered the IB exclusively to post-16 students, having decided to drop A-Levels. This is because the IB is an internationally recognised qualification which is academically robust but also offers opportunities for students to extend their learning by participating in local projects, learning new skills and becoming more proficient in developing inter-disciplinary skills for the real world. TGS has found that students studying the IB Diploma programme gain a higher proportion of university offers than A Level students.