Students at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) are celebrating after achieving world-class results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) this year, giving them a passport to some of the best universities in the country.
Over half of students achieved scores of 40 points or over – placing them within the top 7% of IB students across the globe, and beating last year’s record for the best-ever results at the school.
The average point score achieved by RGS students was 39, which is 8 points above the world average for the IB, and equivalent to gaining 4 A*s at A level. Students are looking forward to taking up places at prestigious universities including Cambridge, Durham, UCL, Exeter, and Warwick.
Some truly inspiring individual success stories have emerged from results day:
All IB students holding offers to study Medicine were successful in meeting their offers.
The IB is studied in the Sixth Form as an alternative to A levels, and has been offered at RGS for the last ten years. Students must take six subjects, incorporating both sciences and humanities.
Karen Hemming, Head of Sixth Form at Rochester Grammar School, said:
“We are immensely proud of all of our IB students, who have achieved some truly outstanding results this year.
“We are this year celebrating our 10-year anniversary of being an IB World School – and there is no greater way to celebrate than revelling in the school’s best-ever results.
“It is wonderful to see the hard work of both students and staff rewarded, and we wish all of our students luck as they embark on their next adventure.”
Clare Brinklow, Head of School at Rochester Grammar School, said:
“I want to congratulate our entire IB cohort for their superb achievements and truly world-class results.
“The IB diploma is a challenging but incredibly rewarding qualification, and it has been great to see our students flourish intellectually over the last two years.
“These results will open so many doors for our students, and allow them to pursue courses at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.”