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
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.
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