August Update - IB results break records.
Record-breaking IB results following IB adjustments
5.5 = average points per subject (world average = 4.6 in 2019)
35 = average total points per student (world average = 29.6 in 2019) (exceeds the equivalent of 4 A grades at A level)
90% of students gained their first choice of university or equivalent
The IB has listened to schools’ concerns (in a similar vein to A levels) and yesterday (17th August), 122 BGS students (over two-thirds of the year 13 cohort) had one or more results upgraded as a result of adjustments to the original process by the IB review team.
The 182 students of our second fully IB cohort have set new records: Over 50% of all the grades awarded were 6s or 7s; an average of 5.5 points per subject (world average = 4.6 in 2019); an average of 35 total points per student (world average = 29.6 in 2019). It is remarkable that the average achievement in UCAS points (198 points) of our students exceeds the equivalent of 4 A grades at A level.
Koner Kalkanel and Heather May achieved 43 points out of the maximum 45 points. Six students achieved 42 points: Daniel Constantini, Isabel Hosier, Stacy Kindred, Kate Leadbetter, James Du and Elisabeth Enechi; and another eight achieved 41 points: Kaushik Chinta, Omar Akhtar Gordon, Mariah Bennett, Alice Brayford, Simran Ghag, Erin McDermott, Megan Mitchell-Woodford and Olivia Jenkins. These are remarkable achievements which demonstrate the aspiration and resilience of our students.
Nearly a quarter of our students (24%) gained 38 points or more, a typical Oxford University offer. Perhaps the most pleasing, the value-added measure across the whole cohort (the progress from their GCSE starting points at the beginning of Year 12), is also the highest on record, even when cohorts were half the size or smaller.
I am delighted for, and grateful to, our students, their teachers, their families, indeed for the whole BGS community which celebrates these wonderful outcomes from the world-class education they have enjoyed. As we reflect on the events of the summer, there has probably never been a more important time for our young men and women to flourish in the IB with its outward-looking, international curriculum. The vast majority are now secure in the knowledge that they will be studying at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world this autumn.