Pupils were celebrating the first results of the summer with the
publication of the International Baccalaureate Diploma results today.
International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced at the School in
September 2006, as an alternative to operate alongside A Level. Mrs.
Vicky Pritt-Roberts, Deputy Head Academic, explained, “Students who
follow the International Baccalaureate course study six subjects, a
course in The Theory of Knowledge, and produce a university standard
Extended Essay as part of their assessment. While demanding, the course
is highly rewarding and held in high esteem by universities.”
total of 23 Ellesmere Sixth Form students sat the International
Baccalaureate Diploma this year with over 50% achieving the higher level
at above 30 points, which is equivalent of 3 A* grades at A Level. The
average overall score for the International Baccalaureate candidates
equated to three A grades at A Level, with local girl, Caroline Hayes
from Ellesmere, achieving a top score of 41 points, which is an
equivalent of 4 A* grades at A Level. Caroline was also recently
awarded a highly commended in a History essay competition ran by
Cambridge University. Another notable result was that of James
Morrison, with an equivalent A level grade of over 3 A*s.
has chosen Medicine as a career and has a place at Newcastle University
Medical School, whilst James is off to University College London to
The Headmaster, Mr. Brendan Wignall, commented on
the hard work of all the students, “I am delighted for our pupils who
have done so well in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
They have certainly worked very hard. They will be exceptionally well
prepared for university following the rigorous demands of this course.
We look forward now to the publication of the A Level and GCSE results
20th September 2012 Back to News