Students and staff at Tonbridge Grammar School have been celebrating success today, as results for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma were published across the world. Every student at the School has been awarded the prestigious IB Diploma. A maximum score of 45 was achieved by Emilie Dommett , Katharine Head, Rachel Phillips and Juliet Pursaill who are amongst only 0.25% of IB students worldwide achieving this exceptional score. A further Tonbridge Grammar School girl, Imogen Morris, achieved 44 points. More than a third are celebrating scores of 38 or above, which is the UCAS equivalent of 4 A* passes at A level. 83% achieved the equivalent of 3 A*s. The average point score achieved by all TGS students was 36 Diploma points (3.75 A*s).
Students at the School are moving on to some of the top UK universities, including at least 13 who have met their offers to start in September at Oxford or Cambridge. One girl is due to take her place at university in the USA with two others deciding which options to choose between UK, USA or Europe.
Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher, said:
“Our results have been a resounding success, I am delighted with this outstanding achievement – our students really are among the best in the world and they are supported by talented and dedicated teaching staff. I am particularly pleased to see that our results remain exceptionally strong in the first year when everyone in the Sixth Form has taken the IB Diploma. These results demonstrate that the School’s decision to roll out the IB Diploma Programme throughout the Sixth Form offers our students an exceptional competitive edge.”
Pauline Bullen, Deputy Head Teacher, Chair of the UK Association for IB Schools and Colleges, is delighted with today’s results. She said:
“More schools are recognizing the value of offering the IB Diploma to their sixth formers. By providing critical thinking skills and a breadth of experience and knowledge, the IB Diploma Programme ideally prepares students for both higher education and the world of work.”
Adrian Kearney, Regional Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, International Baccalaureate, welcomed today’s results, saying:
“We want to congratulate students at Tonbridge Grammar School on their achievements today. They should feel confident that they are already a step ahead and uniquely placed to excel at university and beyond. I would like to wish them the very best and I look forward to hearing of their accomplishments through our global network of IB alumni.”