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ACS Cobham students celebrate outstanding IB results

Published Monday 10th of July 2017 12:07:26 PM

ACS Cobham students have this week received their final IB Diploma results, enabling them to go on to world-class universities in the UK, US and across the globe. 26% of ACS Cobham students were awarded 38 points or above, worth on average 236 UCAS points under the new tariff system for 2017. To put this into perspective, 4 A* grades at A-level are now worth 224 UCAS points. Tony Eysele, Head of School at ACS Cobham commented: “We are very proud of the ACS Cobham class of 2017 – their impressive results are testament to years of hard work, discipline and dedication to task. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them - and their supportive teachers - for the milestones reached’. In total 87 IB diplomas were awarded to the 2017 cohort with 18 students completing bilingual diplomas in languages including Japanese, Spanish and Dutch. Many of the ACS Cobham leavers will be going on to study at leading universities in the UK and around the world, including Edinburgh, Birmingham, UCL, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Berkeley and McGill. Yuta Negano, IB Diploma Student and 2017 Graduate, commented: “Of all things, I think that the IB programme has helped me develop better self-management skills. By that I mean time, task, and resource managing skills. I learned to think ahead but also be aware of what my immediate to-do list contained; to prioritise and understand my strengths and weaknesses and analyse how best I could get help and improve. I believe that these self-management skills will help me be more productive, and more confident in tackling the goals that I set for myself in the future, whatever they may be.” 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 94 per cent of officers; self-management skills, 91 per cent and nurturing an open mind, 93 per cent. Tony added: “We look forward to hearing about the continued successes of each of our students and have no doubt that their time spent at ACS, completing the demanding IB Diploma Programme, will provide an excellent foundation for the next steps in their respective educational journeys.”
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