The Anglo celebrated record results for students studying the International Baccalaureate and Career-related Certificate.
All students have secured their university places already with all but one taking up places at their first-choice university. In only the second year of its availability the achievements of the Career-related Certificate students was particularly noteworthy with a 100% pass rate. As part of this course they are able to enter for traditional A-levels so now have to await these results in August to see exactly how they have done.
The Diploma students performed above world averages once again – the pass rate was 92% against a world average of 78% and the average points score was 35 (out of 45) against a world average of 29. This was 3 points higher than in recent years at the school. The UK average of 33.6 which includes a majority of candidates from the independent sector.
The IB is renowned for the fact that there has been no grade inflation. It is not a modular course and all exams are sat at the end of 2 years. Six students gained over 40 points with one, Klara Spielmayer-Payne achieving an impressive 44 points. This puts Klara in the top 1% of students worldwide.
Klara Spielmayer-Payne said "The teachers and environment at Anglo Sixth Form have helped me to become an independent learner and encouraged me to make the most of my education. My time at Anglo was enriched by the variety of subjects the IB Diploma allows for and the many people I have gotten to know. I am proud of what I myself and what my friends have achieved in these last two years and am looking forward to the next few at university." Klara is going to Cambridge to study History.
Co-head Jill Martin said “The school were UK pioneers for the Diploma n 1977 and the Certificate in 2010. These are fantastic achievements for our students who can now compete confidently with their peers around the world”.
Co-head David Barrs added “The IB philosophy drives this school for all of our staff and students. We are confident that the broad curriculum followed by our A level cohort will bring equally impressive results in August”