Prior's Field September 2018

Sherborne Girls receive exceptional IB results

Published Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:40:45 AM

More than 135,000 students around the world received their IB Diploma Programme results this weekend � including the cohort of students at Sherborne Girls in Dorset.

The group of U6 girls has been studying the programme for two years and they received their results ahead of their A Level colleagues, meaning many of them can now confirm their university places.

The IB qualification offers an alternative route to traditional AS/A Levels. Founded in 1968 and ever increasing in popularity in schools across the UK, it is a highly challenging course and requires students to study six subjects, which usually include English, Maths, a Science, a Humanities subject, a Language and an Art subject, as well as a core of activity which includes an Extended Essay and a Creativity, Action and Service module. Students can achieve a maximum of 7 points per subject: at Sherborne Girls, the average total points score for those receiving diplomas was 35.9 out of a maximum of 45, which compared very favourably to the global average of 29.8 points.

Furthermore, 61% of the individual subject results were achieved at the highest grades of 7 and 6 (equivalent to A* or A at A Level).

Of the Sherborne Girls' students, Harriet Smith achieved the School�s top score with a result of 42 points and is applying to Oxford to read Classics. Catriona May scored 40 points and is taking up a place at Durham to read Psychology. These outstanding results put Harriet and Catriona in the top 5% of IB achievers worldwide.

Jenny Dwyer, Headmistress at the School said, �We are delighted with another year of exceptional academic achievement in the IB at Sherborne Girls. We maintain our view that the IB is without doubt one of the best educational experiences there is, the gold standard in international sixth form education, and we have seen time and time again how it provides the best preparation for progression to any higher education institution. We send our congratulations to the girls and look forward to following their accomplishments at university and beyond.�

Picture caption: high achiever Harriet Smith from Sherborne Girls
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