Over 30 students at the Anglo secured their university places a month ago having received their International Baccalaureate results. For the second year running the IB Diploma students averaged 35 points (out of a maximum available of 45) against a global average of 30. The Anglo pioneered the IB in the state sector in 1977 and now secures results which exceed those in many independent schools.
Co-headteacher at the Anglo, David Barrs, said “This really is a world class education which prepares our students well for the modern world. It is a distinctive education and they join a community of 1.5 million IB Graduates worldwide from 136 different countries”. Three of the IB cohort are off to the University of Oxford.
The school also offers the IB Career Programme which is a more vocational approach to learning. All students secured places at university although they had to wait until today because they study two A levels alongside IB subjects. In addition to their subject studies IBCP students also study approaches to learning and languages as well as complete a reflective project and engage in community service.
IB Manager, Marie-Louise Brown said “ I would like to congratulate the students. Our results are as good as they are because of their dedication, hard work and commitment. We are proud of them”.
Today, A level results day brought more success for the school.
All A level students at the Anglo study a language and most study 4 A levels. This approach mirrors the broad, baccalaureate approach which is a hallmark of an education at the Anglo. Mr Barrs , Co-Headteacher, added “our approach has proven success in getting young people where they want to go be it university or increasingly directly into work. A distinctive education develops distinctive young people who get noticed”. Almost 80% of students were offered a place at their favoured university whilst six students significantly exceeded expectations and are now looking at places at what are now called “higher tariff institutions”. Almost 70% of Anglo students students have secured places at these universities which is exceptional. The school has also set a record of 42% of its students securing paces at Russell Group universities.
Mrs Gee, Co-Headteacher said, “We’re delighted that the school bucked the national trend which showed a fall in the number of higher grades with 25% achieving grades A*/A compared to last year when it was 19%; these are exceptional results and we’re grateful to our outstanding teachers and support staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure our students have met or exceeded expectations”
Overall 48% achieved A*/B grades, 78% achieved A*-C grades and 99% achieved A*-E grades. Together with IB grades well over 30% of the grades were A*/A.