As a non-selective, fully inclusive school we continue to be incredibly impressed and proud of the academic achievements of our students. Our students' outstanding results also demonstrate our school's commitment to ensuring our older students stay fully engaged with the curriculum and well prepared for their exams, as they smoothly switch between face to face and virtual learning.
Many of our students join us with English as a second language, at varying levels of proficiency, and the progress that these students make during the time that they are with us is a testament to not only their hard work, but the hard work and skill of the staff who support them academically and pastorally.
Our graduating students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and our results are consistently above the Global Average Point Score. 2020/21 was no exception to this with our Average Point Score of 36.2. In addition to this impressive overall performance, many of our students had notable personal successes which reflected their determination and capabilities as learners – two of our graduates scored 44 points and 17% of students scored above 40 out of 45, a feat only a small percentage of IBDP students worldwide ever obtain. This is the level required to gain admission to the world’s elite universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. Our students rise to the demands of this challenging qualification and make significant progress, both academically and personally.
“We are very proud of our graduates and their achievements, especially in a year as challenging as this one. Once again, we are above the world average, a great testament to not only our students, but also our world class teachers and their ability to deliver challenging and engaging lessons both face to face and online. The results have seen our students accepted into their first-choice universities around the world. This year, university placements spanned four continents, and included University of Edinburgh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of British Columbia, King's College London, Delft University in the Netherlands and the University of New South Wales to study wide-ranging disciplines from the arts to business to medicine and engineering. In fact, more than 30% of our cohort will be attending a top 50 university!”
Sarah Osborne-James, School Principal said.
Academic success is also evident at iGCSE with 42% of our students achieving A* to A (7-9) grades in 2020/21. Overall 87% of Regents students passed with A* to C grades. As with IBDP, there were many notable individual successes: students achieving A and A* grades in all subjects and, equally as significant, students who achieve pass grades through determination, grit and resilience.
Many of our students join us at the start of Year 10 as the iGCSE courses begin, and our staff support each and every learner to achieve the best that they can. We set challenging targets, have high expectations of all, and encourage our students to be ambitious in every respect.