Students are celebrating another excellent set of results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, announced on 6 July 2015. The average score for students gaining their diploma is 39.6 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 sixth consecutive year.
This is equivalent to almost 4 A Levels at A*A*A*A* plus an additional A in AS level. A score of around 40 points places students within the top 5% globally.
The Stephen Perse Foundation has been teaching the IB since 2008 and has twice been awarded the Sunday Times IB School of the Year. Stuart Jack, Head of 6th Form, said “this is another set of superb and well-deserved results – students and staff will be delighted. One of the advantages of the IB system is receiving the results so early in the summer – it's a great way to start the holiday period."
Students can now look forward to the university courses they have worked so hard to access. A few of these courses are: Geography, History, Psychology and Behavioural Studies at Cambridge, Electrical Engineering at Imperial, Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford, Arts and Sciences at UCL, Dentistry at KCL and Liverpool and Liberal Arts at Utrecht.
One student fulfilled the requirements of the prestigious Bilingual Diploma in English and Russian, an exceptional achievement.
"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.
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”.