The Upper Sixth leavers of Scarborough College have had much to celebrate in recent days with the release of their IB Diploma results. One of the many benefits of the IB programme over A Levels is that the hundreds of thousands of students studying the highly regarded post-16 academic programme worldwide receive their outcomes at the start, rather than the end, of the summer.
There were, once again, a number of notable headlines for the College this year including that the pupils' average points score was not only way above the world average but was equal to two A*s and an A Grade at A Level in terms of university entrance tariff points. No less than six students scored 38+ points which places them within the Top 4% of the world. Four students also scored 40+ points placing them within the Top 2% of the world.
With their results now 'in the bag', many students have their university places already confirmed including within degree courses such as Medicine at Cambridge, Maths at St Andrews, Medicine at Imperial, Liberal Arts at Durham, International Relations at York and Sports Science at Leeds.
The headmaster, Charles Ellison, commented: "This year's IB results are once again breath-takingly excellent and are strong testimony to the hard work over many years of focused pupils and dedicated staff that working together have brought them about. The IB has never been stronger in terms of currency for university entrance, and we are delighted that so many of our leavers are once again embarking upon the most competitive courses within the UK's most prestigious universities. They have highly successful and exciting futures ahead of them."