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Phenomenal IB results 6th July - Oakham School

Published by Oakham School on Tuesday 7th of July 2015

Oakham School’s IB students have yet again excelled, with a phenomenal set of results that place them amongst the highest scoring IB students in the world, with an average point score of 36.4, which is significantly higher than the international average of 30 points. Even more impressively, more than a quarter of all our IB students scored higher than 40 points, which is equivalent to 4 A* at A Level. Arthur Leichthammer is one of only approximately 3% of students from across the world to have achieved the feat of gaining the full 45 points, whilst Alistair Golby was awarded 44 points - both of which are truly outstanding achievements. “I’m proud that in the 14 years of offering the IB Diploma to students from the local area, the UK and from all over the world, we’ve consistently outperformed the international average,” says Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. “Over the last few years the IB has certainly gained real academic kudos amongst the top universities and become an even more popular choice. This is certainly evident by the fact that we have such a high number of students choosing to study the IB, 66 in total this year, with so many of them being from the UK.” Mr Lashbrook continues “Given we’ve been offering it to so many students, for so long, in addition to A Levels, we have rightly developed a reputation as a leading IB School. Indeed, many of our teachers are now well recognised IB specialists, moderating exams worldwide and developing the IB curriculum.” Oakham’s IB students have been inundated with offers following their results, with students going to a range of Universities in the UK including Bristol, York, Durham, St. Andrews and UCL, as well as across the world including the Courtauld Institute of Art, The American University in Paris, and New York University. They will be off to study a variety of subjects from Law, Politics, History, and International Business, to Art & Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Medicine. Two Oakhamians are particularly delighted to have secured their places to study at Cambridge (Alistair Golby who will read Classics at Jesus College, and Adrian Patenge will study Human, Social and Political Science at Corpus Christi College), whilst Anson Yip is equally pleased to have secured his place at Magdalen College, Oxford, to study Physics. “IB students are in demand from Universities around the world and later on in the workplace because they’ve experienced such a broad and challenging education,” says Director of IB, Simone Lorenz-Weir. “As well as choosing six subjects to study, students also have to take a critical thinking course called ‘Theory of Knowledge’ and undertake their own independent research for an Extended Essay. The skills that students learn from these additional subjects really are renowned, and they are key to why the IB is in demand, as they are exactly the skills that Universities and workplaces are looking for.”
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