International Baccalaureate 2014
Students are celebrating another excellent set of results in the IB Diploma, announced on 6 July 2014. The average score per student is 40 points, out of a total of 45, which will place the Stephen Perse Foundation in the top group of IB schools in the UK for the fifth consecutive year.
This is equivalent to almost 4 A Levels at A*A*A*A* plus an additional A in AS level.
All our IB students holding university places now have confirmation that they have secured a place of their choice. A few of these courses are: Veterinary Science at Cambridge, Law at Durham, English and Russian & History at Oxford, European Studies at UCL, Art Foundation in Paris and Liberal Arts at Carleton College, Minnesota, USA.
Our IB students are known for their eclectic abilities and this year's cohort have been no less remarkable. One student picked up a 4th modern language in French for example, to complement his Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and English. Another enjoyed writing an extended essay entitled, 'How long will it take to reach Mars?' Others have written on the influence of indigenous culture on Gauguin's art, songs and poems in the Lord of the Rings, equine grazing patterns, and even school fees and the impact on 6th form education - just to name a few! This is aside from their many endeavours within the school community and beyond.
Two students scored a remarkable 44 points, one of whom securing over 90% in 4 of her 6 subjects, including a staggering 97% in Geography. The other scooped a coveted 'Level 7' (the highest grade) in Maths HL. All our students passed the Diploma.
"Every IB student has their own story to tell. They are more than equipped for the next stage in their journey and we are very proud of their achievements." Tricia Kelleher, Principal.
Visit the Stephen Perse 6th form college website to see how we do it!
Results for A Level, GCSE and IGCSE will flow to this page in August. Have a look at previous years' results here.
A note on the IB Diploma
The IB Diploma was introduced to the school in 2008 with tremendous success. The Foundation has been awarded Sunday Times IB School of the Year in 2010 and 2013. The UK average is generally around 33 points, the gloabl average around 30 points. Scores of 40 points or more out of the maximum of 45 place students in approximately the top 5.5% of students in the world. The examination was taken by around 120,000 students, globally.
Students study 6 subjects (3 Higher and 3 Standard Level) from across the subject areas. All students study a 'core' of extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action & service. The IB Diploma is highly prized across the world as a gold standard for university entry. Candidates from the Stephen Perse Foundation have secured places across the full range of disciplines in the UK from engineering and maths to medicine, history, law, languages, psychology, geography, politics and many more. Several students have taken their IB qualification overseas such as to USA and Netherlands.
Our next open events at the 6th form
Tuesday 21 October 2014 curriculum choices evening: IB and the new A Level
Thursday 6 November 2014 open evening
The Sunday Times IB school of the Year 2013
A note about league tables
In 2009, the Stephen Perse Foundation withdrew from the UK school league tables, which don’t reflect fairly the education that we offer and draw unfair comparisons with non-selective schools. They are, to quote our principal, a “flawed beauty parade”.