Tonbridge Grammar School is celebrating yet another year of outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) results. A maximum score of 45 was achieved by Helena Hayman, she is one of only 108 students who scored full-points worldwide in 2013. A further four TGS students dropped only one point to achieve 44 points, and 18 students achieved scores of 40 or above, higher than the equivalent of four A* passes at A-Level, every candidate passed the Diploma.
Seven students will be taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge in September, all of whom scored over 42 points. The average point score for Tonbridge Grammar School remains at 37 points despite the number of students studying the IB having increased from 40 in 2012 compared to 69 in 2013. This score will almost certainly exceed 37 points when mark adjustments are taken into account by the IB board.
Mrs Pauline Bullen, Deputy Head Teacher said,
“This year has been a resounding success and, yet again, we are delighted by what our students and staff have managed to achieve. These superb results demonstrate why, thanks to hard work of our girls and boys and the dedication of staff, TGS has a reputation as one of the most academically successful schools in the UK and IB Community overall. A particular highlight is the fact that our average point score remains at 37 points even with the increase in the amount of students taking the IB and the range of abilities that goes with this. It demonstrates that Tonbridge Grammar School, a state school, still maintains a competitive edge with the independent sector.”
Tonbridge Grammar School has been offering the IB Diploma Programme as an alternative to traditional A levels since September 2004. The programme is internationally recognised for being academically rigorous as well as for making students aware of their responsibilities as participants in a global world.