Senior School News

Sixth Form students at The Abbey are celebrating one of their best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results. It’s been a record achievement with almost half of the girls scoring 40 points or more, out of a maximum 45 points with two girls achieving the full 45 points.

The average of 39 points places the School amongst the very top IB schools in the world. The world average is 29 points.

The Abbey has an established history of offering the IB Diploma and helping girls achieve impressive results. The School has offered the IB Diploma since 2007. This is the largest cohort to take the internationally recognised qualification, with 27 girls studying for the IB.

Two thirds of students have their first choice university. Two of the cohort will be taking up their places at Oxford and many others will be going off to Russell Group universities.

Rachel Dent, Head of The Abbey, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our International Baccalaureate results this year. This is a demanding course and students and teachers have once again excelled.

“The IB Diploma at The Abbey has gone from strength to strength each year, and it’s testament to our teaching staff that we have seen a record number of students choosing to take the IB Diploma this year.

“Earlier this year I was privileged to help celebrate 50 years of the IB Diploma at the World Heads’ Conference in Singapore. The IB Diploma fits in with our ethos at The Abbey by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The IB programme encourages students to be active in their communities, it immerses students in experiences beyond the classroom, and enriches their understanding of themselves and their world.”

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