Ellesmere College celebrates 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma Results

Ellesmere College students are celebrating the first results of the summer with the publication of the International Baccalaureate Diploma results yesterday.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced at Ellesmere College fourteen years ago, as an alternative to A Levels. 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. The pass level to gain the full diploma is 24 points, with an award over 30 points being equivalent of A*AA grades at A Level. The 2020 Ellesmere IB results saw 100% pass rate with 57% achieving 30 or more points, an outstanding achievement.

All Ellesmere Sixth Form students completing the IB this year are congratulated.

The IB Diploma opens doors to the top universities in both the UK and around the world. It is a demanding and highly rewarding course of study held in high esteem by universities. It is as an excellent preparation for university and for life. Ellesmere sixth formers' have embraced the global perspective with places secured to study in Ghent, Maastricht, Germany, Abu Dhabi, in addition to the UK.

The Headmaster at Ellesmere College, 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. I commend them for how well they adjusted to the sudden changes in March as they moved to online learning, they have certainly worked very hard and achieved an excellent set of results. They are exceptionally well prepared for university following the rigorous demands of this course of study."

The publication of A Level results will be on August 13th and GCSE results on August 20th.

6th July 2020  Back to News