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Egham students celebrate IB results

Published Thursday 9th of July 2015 02:47:00 PM

ACS Egham students have this week received their final IB Diploma results with thirty per cent achieving 40 points or above worth over 600 UCAS points. To put this in perspective, five A* grades at A-level are worth 560 UCAS points. The average score of 36 points was the highest ever for ACS Egham – and above the necessary number of points to gain entry into the best universities around the world such as the Russell group in the UK. One student from the 2015 cohort scored the full 45 points - top marks are awarded to just 0.3% (equivalent last year to only 208 students) of all students who take the IB globally. Eight students also completed bilingual diplomas in languages including French, Russian, Dutch, Danish and Spanish. Alan Perkins, IB Diploma Co-ordinator at ACS Egham, commented: 'It is wonderful to have the privilege of celebrating with such talented and hard working students, who have been a real asset to the school. I look forward to seeing our students grow into valued and globally aware citizens at their future Higher Education choices including Imperial, UCL, Bath in the UK and Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, in the US.' Many of the graduating students from ACS Egham will be going on to study at leading universities around the world. ACS International Schools recently published the results of research which revealed that UK admissions officers rated the IB Diploma Programme over A-levels and Scottish Highers as the best preparation to thrive at university. University skills best provided by the IB Diploma Programme include encouraging independent enquiry, cited by 87 per cent of officers; self-management skills, 76 per cent and an ability to cope with pressure, 72 per cent. Alan Perkins added: 'The class of 2015 will be greatly missed, but I am incredibly proud to have been a part of their journeys and look forward to hearing about their many future successes.'
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