Another phenomenal set of IB Diploma results for Tonbridge Grammar School students!
Students and staff at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) have been celebrating success today, as results for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma were published across the world.
A maximum score of 45 was achieved by former Head Girl Jessica Goodfellow, who joins some 100 IB students worldwide to achieve this exceptional score annually. A further two girls, Jasmine Calladine and Si Ling Zhang, 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 and more than three quarters achieved the equivalent of 3 A*s. The average point score achieved overall 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 6 who have met their offers to start in September at Oxford or Cambridge.
IB diploma graduates benefit from the early publication of results and many will have their university places confirmed in the next few days. This figure will rise over the coming weeks as decisions are made known. Where students have changed their mind about the courses they want to follow they are in a position to access the very best range of options by entering the UCAS Clearing process early.
The depth and breadth the Diploma offers means students are well-placed to compete for the most competitive courses and institutions, as well as for the increasing number of multi-disciplinary courses on offer. Among the wide range of interesting courses already secured by TGS students this year are International Business and Spanish and Economics with French at Leeds, Geography with European Study at Exeter and Law with Social Sciences at Warwick.
Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher, said:
"These results are wonderful. Our students really are to be congratulated for their outstanding achievement. Not only are our Diploma students here amongst the very best in the world academically but, we know, their Diploma experience has equipped them academically and more broadly with the skills and qualities that universities and employers prize. With the Diploma behind them our students really do have a competitive edge and can look forward to a bright future. Congratulations also to the dedicated and inspirational team of staff who work tirelessly to support our students to such fantastic success."
The Deputy Head, Pauline Bullen, is Chair of the UK Association for IB Schools and Colleges, and is delighted with today's results. She said:
"It is very gratifying for us to feel that our students leave us fully prepared for what lies ahead, both at university and in their chosen career. The IB diploma is a challenging course, recognised by the top universities worldwide, which provides excellent preparation for life, including higher level thinking skills, literacy, linguistics and numeracy."