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King Edward's School Witley celebrates outstanding IB results

Published Monday 7th of July 2014 02:23:28 PM

Pupils at King Edward's School Witley, are celebrating achieving an outstanding 100% pass rate in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams published 6 July 2014. An impressive 75% of grades in the exam - considered to be the global 'gold standard' for school leavers - were at the equivalent to A-level A*-B grades. The average score was 33.4 points, well above the national average and the best result for King Edward's since 2009.

Denys Natykan and Anton Sharapov both scored a world-class 42 points (out of 45) the average score for IB students is 30 points out of 45. Denys will be taking up a place at Cambridge to read Computer Science, while Anton can now look forward to studying Aerospace Engineering at Imperial College, London. River Clarke achieved 41 points, which provides her passport to study History at Bristol University. Charlie Beckwith from Chiddingfold secured his place at Edinburgh University with a score of 38. Charlie will be reading History and Politics in 2015, following an action packed gap year. Morgan Johnson (who gained 35 points) has won a highly coveted place on the prestigious KPMG Channel Islands MyCareer Training Programme, which integrates professional studies with technical training to help launch a career in accountancy.

Commenting on her fantastic result, River says 'it is good to challenge yourself, if you don't it is not worthwhile and the IB was the biggest challenge of my life so far. When I opened the results I was just so happy, I burst into tears!' A number of this year's leavers are choosing to pursue their higher education abroad, travelling as far afield as the USA and Switzerland.

A key advantage of the IB is that, with results published on 6 July, the successful candidates can now relax during the summer, safe in the knowledge that they have achieved entry to their chosen university. This is in sharp contrast to their A-level counterparts who have to wait until mid-August to ascertain their fate.

Commenting on the School's IB results, Headmaster, John Attwater said, 'I am absolutely delighted for this year's leavers: they have worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their success. The IB has shown once again that it rewards hard work, organisation and independent thinking, and allows students to demonstrate the skills that universities and employers across the world are looking for. UK tuition fees have made the market for higher education a truly global one with the best students having access to a staggering choice of universities worldwide. At King Edward's we have worked hard to keep abreast of these developments to ensure our pupils always benefit from the most up to date, sound advice.'

King Edward's School Witley, one of Surrey's leading independent co-educational day and boarding schools, will be celebrating 10 years of the IB in September 2014 and has a number of events planned to mark the anniversary. The IB was first introduced in a British school in 1971.
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