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ACS Egham students celebrate impressive IB results

Published Monday 10th of July 2017 12:09:20 PM

62 ACS Egham 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. 38 per cent of the final year ACS Egham students were awarded 38 points or above, worth on average 236 UCAS points on the new 2017 Tariff. To put this into perspective, 4 A* grades at A-level are worth 224 UCAS points. Jeremy Lewis, Head of School at ACS Egham, commented: “Our students have achieved incredible results, attained through hard work, determination and commitment. The class of 2017 have been a truly fantastic example to the school.” 14% of the 2017 cohort completed bilingual diplomas in languages including Swedish, Russian, Dutch, Indonesian and Danish. Many of the ACS Egham leavers will be going on to study at leading universities in the UK and around the world, including Imperial, LSE, St. Andrews, NYU, McGill and UCLA. Aditya Sharma, IB Diploma Student and 2017 Graduate, commented: “I think because the IB is so analytical in its approach, with a greater emphasis on gaining understanding rather than just memorising facts, it's a system that adapts us more to real life rather than stopping at our school education.” 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. Jeremy added: “The entire cohort should feel immensely proud of all they have achieved with the IB Diploma Programme and I know this will be a great springboard into the next chapter of their lives – academically, professionally and personally.”
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