Ellesmere College celebrates 2021 International Baccalaureate Diploma Results

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

The International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced at Ellesmere College fifteen 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 the average of this year’s cohort, an impressive 36 points being equivalent of AAA grades at A Level. The 2021 Ellesmere IB results saw 100% pass rate with 43% achieving 40 or more points, an outstanding achievement, given the maximum mark is 45.

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

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 undergraduate programmes both in the UK and across the world.

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 various disruption to their school life over the duration of this 2-year course, but they moved to online learning and back seamlessly, 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 10th and GCSE results on August 12th.

8th July 2021  Back to News