Great Results for IB Students
Ryde School is celebrating another excellent set of results for sixth formers who have taken the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) this summer. 67% of subject grades were 6 or 7, the equivalent to A*/A at A level, and all students passed the Diploma with a points average of 35.2 out of a maximum 45*, the best result yet for the School.
The successful students are going on to study a variety of courses including Music at Edinburgh, Biochemistry in Sheffield and Computer Science in Utah. Cowes resident Rachel Brown was particularly successful, gaining 41 points and so gaining a place to read Natural Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge.
Head Master Mark Waldron commented, ‘naturally we are delighted with these excellent results. The variety of courses and universities our students are going on to demonstrates just how well the IB prepares young people for a diverse range of subjects. I am proud of our pupils and staff for achieving these results, but also proud that Ryde School will continue to offer the IB, an international and enriching course which universities are increasingly recognising as a gold standard in sixth form education.’
*This is compared to a world average of 29.8 last year, figures for this year are not yet available but the figure has been consistently around this for many years.