Pupils and staff at Haileybury are celebrating today as International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) graduates achieved a collective provisional average score of 37.41 points – the equivalent of 73% A* A at A Level.
This is the College’s second best ever set of IB Diploma results. 17 of the 58 pupils achieved over 40 points (out of a possible 45), placing them in the top seven percent of all students sitting the IB around the world.
Two pupils achieved 44 points, just one point short of the maximum score.
Ella Rawlins, who scored 44 points, said: “I feel incredibly happy – I couldn’t quite believe it when I first saw the results and had to read the sheet about five times before it actually sunk in. I have an offer to study medicine at the University of Leeds, which I am very excited about.”
Josephine Levy scored 41 points (she is pictured above receiving her results). She said: “I am absolutely thrilled about my results; they are everything I ever dreamed of. I am so grateful for all the support I received at Haileybury and especially thankful to all my teachers who were so inspiring and made it all possible. My results, above all, hold great sentimental value as they really represent my best effort but they also mean I can apply to British and American universities during my gap year.”
Benjamin Lyth scored 38 points. Celebrating his results in Warsaw, Poland, he said: “A 7 in HL music as well as an overall 38 to me is a massive achievement. I'm absolutely delighted for myself and for the rest of my friends. Thank you – I will miss you all.”
Many of the pupils will now go on to study at universities in the UK and all over the world, including one pupil to the University of Oxford.
Charles Sherwood, Haileybury Governor said: “I would like to congratulate all of our IB Diploma graduates for achieving such an impressive set of results, which are testament to your hard work, effort and dedication. We are very proud of your achievements and wish you the best for your future beyond Haileybury.”
Simon Smith, Deputy Head (Academic) said: “Well done to all our pupils for their excellent IB Diploma results. The provisional collective average of 37.41 is our second best ever set of IB Diploma results. Such success is of course very much down to the pupils’ own talents and efforts, but thank you also to the Haileybury community who offer support in so many different ways. In particular our boarding House system plays a key role in supporting and encouraging our young people. These pupils have contributed so much to Haileybury life, not just academically but also in sport, music, drama and activities such as our Model United Nations.”
Dr Kate Brazier, Haileybury’s IB Coordinator said: “I am delighted with our IB results; they reflect the hard work of our pupils and teachers. The Haileybury community has produced a wonderful formula for impressive achievement and success.”