Sixth Form News

Sixth Form students and staff celebrated achieving excellent results in their International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations this week. The global average for the IB is 30 points and this year the girls gained an average of 36 with a third of students achieving 40 or above. These results have secured places on highly competitive courses at universities including Oxford, Durham and Imperial.

Head of The Abbey, Rachel Dent, praised the girls for their outstanding achievement: “These results are thoroughly deserved and demonstrate the hard work and commitment of our students and our incredible staff. The IB Diploma is a qualification that is respected across the globe in recognition of its rigour and the essential skills that it helps to develop. It is a springboard to international careers in a multitude of fields and we look forward to following the progress of our students as they move on to the next exciting stage in their lives.”

To qualify for the International Baccalaureate Diploma students study six subjects that must include English, a second language, a science and mathematics. In addition, all Diploma students will complete studies in the Theory of Knowledge, write a 4,000 word extended essay, and take part in the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) module. The curriculum is truly international, with literature and cultural components from across the globe. IB Diploma students learn to balance their studies, to recognise the importance of community awareness, and to develop a global outlook that expands their frame of reference. The nature of the IB diploma also prepares students exceptionally well for university, with its emphasis on independent study and curiosity-based learning ensuring a passion for knowledge that endures as our students go on to their chosen careers.

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