Ellesmere College students are celebrating the first results of the summer with the publication of the International Baccalaureate Diploma results. The diploma pass level of 24 points is given the equivalent value of BCC grades at A Level with 91% achieving the full diploma. Ellesmere is delighted to report that 75% of the cohort achieved more than 30 points, which is equivalent of A*AA grades at A Level.
There were a few notable performances that are worthy of further comment: Isabella Eckstein and Edoardo Scalvi both achieved the excellent score of 39 points, which equates to 589 UCAS points, and 4.2 A* grades at A level. Isabella will read Business and Edoardo will read Medicine. Rebekah Morris-Bailey, from Harlech in northwest Wales, achieved 34 points, which is equivalent to 3.4 A* grades. Rebekah will now head onto University to read History. Lena Haubeil and Smilla Linnie also matched 34 points. The International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced at Ellesmere College ten years ago in September 2006, as a challenging 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. It is a demanding and highly rewarding course of study held in high esteem by universities. The IB Diploma opens doors to the top universities in both the UK and around the world. Universities value the course as an excellent preparation for university and for life.
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. They have certainly worked very hard. All of our IB students 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 in August."
8th July 2016 Back to News