On the day we celebrate our 40th birthday as an IB World school, we are also able to celebrate another remarkable set of IB results. In the Diploma Programme this has led to an impressive cohort average of 34 points, compared to the global average of 29 points last year (this year’s average has not yet been published.) We have two students with an incredible score of 43 points and a third student with 42. These results are testament to the hard work and dedication students have shown in their studies. However it must never be overlooked that we are equally proud of any student whose point score has been a triumph for them personally. Students sometimes have to face many adverse circumstances and often a pass is something to be celebrated as much as the very highest grades in those situations.
The IBCP is the newest addition to the IB’s continuum and Anglo European was the first school in the country to launch the programme in 2010. It is designed for students wishing to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable skills sought after by employers. IBCP students have received their results for the DP subjects studied within the CP and 100% of the cohort have achieved their Careers Programme Qualification. Now these students await A Level results in August to finalise their next step plans.
David Barrs, co-Headteacher said,
“To achieve an average point score of 34/45 in the IB Diploma is remarkable enough but to achieve this consistently and compete with, if not outperform, local independent schools is testimony to the depth of experience we have built up during our long relationship with the IB organisation.
We are also delighted that we have achieved a 100% pass rate in the IB Career Programme. The IBCP is a professional qualification which complements the more academic Diploma.”
Marie-Louise Brown, the IB Curriculum Manager said,
“Yet again our students have demonstrated huge effort to achieve these fine results. The Diploma and Careers Programmes are becoming hugely popular in many parts of the world and our students join a growing international alumni. Praise for these results should also go to colleagues here at the Anglo European School who spend so much time beyond the classroom to support our students as they navigate their way through these testing courses. There is so much pressure on state schools to drop the IB as so many others have done because running them alongside A Levels is expensive but these results more than justify the bold decision to keep going with this fantastic qualification. IB students can now enjoy a long summer preparing for the next part of their lives whether that is university, an apprenticeship or the working world but whatever they do it will be good to have one last celebration with them today as the whole school marks the school’s 40th year anniversary delivering the International Baccalaureate.”
The school is hosting the celebration to mark its 40 year long association with the International Baccalaureate and all IB students and teachers, past and present have been invited.