Students are celebrating success in the IB Diploma today, joining a community of over 1.7 million IB lifelong learners.
They studied an academically rigorous programme designed to develop critical thinking skills and create breadth of experience and knowledge; whilst at the same time preparing them for both higher education and the world of work.
3 students achieved an impressive 44 points out of a possible 45, with a further 4 students achieving 43 and 6 being awarded 42 points there is plenty to celebrate.
41% of the year group are celebrating point scores of 38 and above (equivalent to 3A* and 1A at A Level) and 77% of this year’s Diploma graduates achieved points totals that put them in the highest echelons of UK academic achievement (3A* at A Level).
The average point score achieved by Tonbridge Grammar School Students was 36.7, with the average score worldwide standing at 29.78 points. This continues the school’s strong record of achievement since having moved to an exclusively IB Diploma Sixth Form six years ago.
Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher, comments: “Congratulations to all our IB Diploma students for their truly outstanding achievement. Not only are they 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 prized by Higher Education and employers. 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.”
Ciara O’Donnell, who graduated from TGS in 2017, explains how success at TGS is more far-reaching than exam results "I can now clearly see the benefits the IB had for me, not just academically. The IB introduced me to a variety of people through CAS (the 'Creativity, Activity, Service' module), and to a range of industries and opportunities through my studies, thus, I feel I have the experience and the confidence to speak to anyone I come across in my new life".