King Edwards School, Witley is one of Bright World's close partner schools. The school is proud to announce that, following the issue of its IB results this week, it has maintained an average points score of 34 over the last 5 years. This is equivalent to the average achievement per pupil of 4 grades A at A Level, according to the UCAS tariff. The average points for candidates completing the diploma in 2010 were 35 points, compared with the world average of 29.
Ulrike Schindlebeck achieved 43 points
Twice as many pupils at King Edward's achieved the top grades than was the case worldwide. Eliska Haskovcova gained 44 points out of a maximum of 45 points and as a result she will be able to study law at Kings College, Cambridge. Ulrike Schindlebeck achieved 43 points and she returns to Munich to study medicine. Mareike Aichholzer achieved 41 points and she hopes to join Ulrike to study medicine in Munich. Head Boy, Andrew Baxter gained 5 grad A* & A’s at A level and he is is off to Oxford University to study Chemistry.
Andrew Baxter (right)
In these days of grade inflation, the universities appreciate the transparency of the IB, which enables them to identify the top applicants. It is, of course, not only about results. Little wonder that the IB Diploma is increasing rapidly in popularity in British schools and on an international basis. Free from political interference, it is a course designed by educationalists to ensure that the rigorous academic programmes are matched with the means to encourage young people to become inquiring, caring, open-minded, reflective, balanced, principled lifelong learners. These are skills that universities and employers value highly.
The six subjects required at IB, together with an Extended essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action and Service, demand a high level of commitment from pupils, but the rewards are many: increased likelihood of a university place, better preparation for independent learning which enables them to cope with university study and not drop out like so many undergraduates, better competitiveness in the international jobs market and a general readiness for life in the twenty-first century. In these days of uncertainty surrounding the future of A Levels, it is no wonder that King Edward's is confident in its decision to offer the IB Diploma as its sole 6th form curriculum from September 2010.
Many of Bright World's students have been very happy and succesful at King Edwards School, Witley and we have worked with them for many years. If you want to apply for a place at this wonderful school then please click here and we will help you.
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