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:
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.