The Anglo European School has achieved its best ever results in the International Baccalaureate Examinations. In both the IB Career Programme and the Diploma Programme, students secured a 100% pass rate and are now being offered their university places ahead of the A level results day in August.
Co-headteacher, David Barrs said “We are really pleased for our students and staff who have worked hard to achieve these results. They are directly comparable to previous years since they have not been subject to change and grade inflation which has been non-existent since its inception in 1968”. The school pioneered the Diploma in the state sector in 1977 and was also the first state school to introduce the IB Career Programme in 2010. The average point score for the Diploma globally has remained static at about 28 points, Anglo students have achieved 34 which is similar to local independent schools that offer the programme. 34 is equivalent to 4 A grades at A Level. The global pass rate is 78%.
Two students, Alan Sigmund and Zoe Stockton, achieved 43 out of a maximum 45 points which puts them in the top 0.8% of just over 1 million students worldwide who study the Diploma. A score of 43 attracts more university points than 4 A* grades at A Level. Zoe is taking a gap year and is currently on her way to Thailand. She will be applying to Oxbridge for entry in 2016. Alan is going to study Medicine at Kings College.
Mark Pulle achieved the school’s first ever A grade in the IBCP Reflective Project where he asked the question “Are zero hours contracts ethical?”. The IBCP requires a study of applied A levels and other UK vocational courses such as BTEC. Once Mark has his A level results he hopes to study Business and Marketing at Brighton.
Co-headteacher, Jill Martin, said “This is great news for the school and we are looking forward to great A level results in August. Whilst the IB is a very distinctive offer at the Anglo, A level is our most popular sixth form course”.
Co-headteacher designate, Jody Gee will be replacing Jill who is retiring. Jody said “The IB sets our students against the rest of the world and these results suggest we really are providing a world class education”