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]
Outstanding examination results consistently place the School amongst the best in the country, and thanks to the International Baccalaureate, among the best in the world.
Students are encouraged to work conscientiously and to the best of their ability and this, combined with the dedication of our teaching staff, ensures that the girls gain exceptional results which allow them to aim high in their future education and career choices. The Abbey is often in the company of schools, both from the maintained and independent sectors, who are far more selective and this highlights the added value of an Abbey education. This is backed up by statistical evidence which shows that the girls who join at Year 7 go on to achieve grades well above what was predicted in tests at age 11.
Last year saw outstanding results at The Abbey. Students studying for the IB at The Abbey scored an average of 39 points. The world average is 29 points. Two girls achieved the full 45 points and almost half of the cohort who took the IB gained 40 points. A typical Oxbridge offer to IB students is 38 or more points, with 6s and 7s in the Higher Level subjects.
Of the students who took A-Levels; 92% gained A*-B, and 64% gained A*-A.
All of the Sixth Formers at The Abbey gained places at their first choice university, many of them Russell Group universities. Two Sixth Formers accepted places at overseas universities.
We pride ourselves on the expert advice and support given to students on applying to university and, as a result of this and the girls' excellent results, Abbey leavers gain places at many of the most prestigious courses and universities in the UK (including several to Oxbridge each year) and overseas. Some girls opt to have a GAP Year before university and a couple have recently gained places on apprenticeships with leading companies.
We often hear from our leavers when they return for their 'Year 14 Tea' that the individual study skills they developed at The Abbey have prepared them exceptionally well for university. We are always delighted to see how well they go on to do in their courses with the vast majority attaining first or 2:1 degrees. There is a developing mentoring network which allows current students and undergraduates to access advice from alumnae in their chosen field of study and work.
Below you can download the full lists of the destinations of leavers from the past few years.