With IB Diploma results published to recent exam candidates across 155 countries today, students within every corner of the world have been nervously opening envelopes, including Scarborough. Pupils within the Upper Sixth at Scarborough College are celebrating another superb year with an average points score equivalent to an A* and two A grades at A Level, in terms of university entrance currency.
An annual July publication date allows IB students to relax over the summer safe in the knowledge that their university places are secure well before the A Level results day in mid August. IB students study six subjects throughout the two years of the course, rather than only three at A Level, including maths, a foreign language, English and at least one science. Such breadth allows students to access a great many more courses at university and to therefore keep their options very much open beyond their GCSEs.
Students at Scarborough will be going on to study an eclectic mix of courses ranging from medicine to acting, and from agriculture to international relations. The Headmaster, Charles Ellison, commented: "We are all delighted by today's remarkable results which pay testimony to the ceaseless hard work of students and staff. Once again the IB has proven to be an ideal academic platform from which to access the most competitive courses at the most prestigious universities in the UK and beyond. Increasingly, universities are hunting out IB students to make offers to, as they have clearly proven themselves over time to make the most successful undergraduates, not least due to the essence of critical thinking, academic independence and high personal organisation that the IB instills in all who study it."