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ACS Cobham students celebrate outstanding 2016 IB and AP results

Published Friday 15th of July 2016 03:41:21 PM

Students receive International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement results This past week saw students of ACS Cobham International School receive both their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) exam results, enabling them to go on to universities in the UK, US and around the world. IB results In total 97 diplomas were awarded to the 2016 cohort with 15 students completing bilingual diplomas in languages that included Japanese, Russian and Italian. 36% of students achieved a grade six or seven, the equivalent to an A or A* at A-level. 13 per cent of IB Diploma students achieved 38 points or above, worth 567 UCAS points. To put this in context four A* grades at A Level is equal to 560 UCAS points. AP results 109 students also received the results of their Advanced Placement (AP) studies with 82 per cent achieving a grade three or above. “Success” on an AP exam is defined as a score of 3 or higher that research finds predictive of University and degree success. The AP programme is taught in over 116 countries, with over 18,000 schools across the globe participating in the programme. Offering a range subjects, the AP enables students to earn valuable credit at universities in North America who are keen to accept students who can demonstrate they are hard-working and committed. Tony Eysele, Head of School at ACS Cobham commented: “Congratulations to our leaving class of 2016; they should all feel incredibly proud of what they have achieved in working towards their IB Diplomas and AP certificates. I have no doubt that the multitude of influences into their lives has developed them into confident and responsible global citizens equipped with the skills to face the next steps in their lives. I wish each student the best of luck for the future and I look forward to keeping in touch and hearing all about their respective career and life paths.” Many students from the 2016 cohort are going on to study at higher education at leading universities worldwide including Queen Mary’s, Southampton, Bath, and UCLA. A full breakdown of this year’s results is available at http://www.acs-schools.com/exam-results-acs-cobham IB Diploma rated over A Levels as the best preparation for university ACS International Schools recently published the results of research which revealed that UK admissions officers rate the IB Diploma Programme over A Levels as the best preparation to thrive at university. University skills best provided by the IB Diploma Programme include encouraging independent inquiry, 95 per cent; developing self-management skills, 84 per cent; and nurturing an open mind, 82 per cent.
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