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Congratulations to our IB students for their fantastic achievements

Congratulations to our IB students for their fantastic achievements

Students at Rochester Grammar School are celebrating after they achieved world-class results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) this year – enabling them to win places at some of the best universities in the country and prestigious apprenticeships with leading firms.

A third of students achieved an outstanding 39 points or more (eight points above the world average and equivalent to gaining four A*s at A level), and the majority of students won a place at their first-choice university, including Oxford, UCL, Imperial, Warwick and Durham.

Stand-out results included:

  • Two students who will go to Oxford: Philippa Lang will read Linguistics at Oxford University after achieving 42 points and Anna Sharpe will read History at Oxford University after scoring 40 points
  • Louisa Bodman, who scored 40 points and secured a highly sought-after apprenticeship with top accountancy firm Ernst and Young
  • Kelsey Killick, who achieved 43 points – a score of 43 means Kelsey has numerous options and she is deciding which university at which to study psychology
  • Abigail Page, who achieved 43 points. Abigail will now go on to study Anthropology at UCL

The IB, which this year marks its 50th birthday, is studied in the Sixth Form as an alternative to A levels, and has been offered at RGS for the last 11 years. Students must take six subjects, incorporating both sciences and humanities.

Rochester Grammar School is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of schools in Medway and Portsmouth that prides itself on providing a high-quality education to all students.

Clare Brinklow, Head of School at Rochester Grammar School, said:

I would like to congratulate our cohort of IB students for achieving such outstanding results in what is a world-leading qualification. They have worked incredibly hard, supported so well by their parents and our staff, and they deserve their success.

“The IB encourages students to question issues deeply, and develops learners who have the capacity to engage with university-level material. The university places and apprenticeships that our IB students have secured this year demonstrate how the IB is a qualification which really opens doors for young people and sets them up for success in life. We are all very proud of them.