Well done to all our IB students 2020
You may be delighted to learn that our IB students have, in this strangest of years, achieved a fabulous set of results.
av point score = 39 (Global av = 30)
52% of candidates scored 40 or more
87% of HL (higher level) grades are at 6 or 7
1 candidate scored a full 45 points
Very high av core score (extended essay, theory of knowledge, creativity/activity/service) of 2.3
90% of students into high ranking first choice Universities, with 3 students into Oxbridge
Wide range of courses at destination universities: psychology, aerospace engineering, medicine, commercial management & quantity surveying, English Literature, PPE, child nursing
Outcomes such as these wouldn't be possible without the vast amounts of effort and care that our staff have provided to these students, not just during the last couple of years, but throughout their time at the Abbey School. Well done to everyone involved.
Please contact us if you would like to join us and be a part of a fabulous Sixth Form IB or A-level programme in 2020/21 at [email protected]
The Abbey is a member of the Girls' Schools Association. The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment. They also aim to inform and influence national education debate and provide us with professional development courses, conferences, advice and opportunities to debate and share best practice.
The Abbey Junior School is a member of The Independent Association of Prep Schools. This is a schools association with around 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership. IAPS works with schools who are members to ensure excellent standards of education and care to their pupils.
The Abbey is part of the Independent Schools Council. ISC independent schools are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than 500,000 children in the UK. They provide young people with a bespoke well-rounded education that concentrate on developing character as well as academic ability.
HMC (the Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional association of heads of the world's leading independent schools. HMC has been providing support and advice to Heads for more than a hundred years. It is the oldest and most influential association of its kind in the English speaking world.
HMC members lead schools that are distinguished by their excellence in pastoral care, co-curricular provision and classroom teaching.
The Abbey launched the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in 2008. Our IB students have since maintained a high average points score, with this being 39 in 2015. This confirms The Abbey as a world class provider of the programme.
The Abbey was accredited in 2009 by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) in recognition of its provision for gifted and talented children. The school received re-accreditation in 2014. NACE provides high quality guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from able learners, whilst enabling all learners to flourish and achieve.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has become the most sought after non-academic qualification in the UK by universities and employers. The Abbey provides opportunities to enrol on the Silver and Gold levels of the programme. The Abbey is a Directly Licensed Centre, meaning that we have the expertise to licence our own programme of activities under the ‘DofE Award’ heading.