Results season kicked off on Monday with Taunton School Upper Sixth students picking up their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results, once again posting some impressive scores.
Of the 28 students who passed their Diploma, six scored 40 or more points (out of 45), and the average points score per candidate of 33.4 was as usual well in excess of the world average of 29.9, and a point higher than last year.
Particularly strong results came in Group 2 subjects (language acquisition), with English B and Spanish B Higher Level (HL) grades averaging 6.6 and 6.8 (out of 7) respectively. The humanities were also successful, with HL Economics at an average of 5.9, History 6, Philosophy 6 and Geography 6.5.
Owing to the cancellation of the final exams, this year’s IB results have been produced using of a combination of externally marked coursework, predicted grades and historical data.
It is the twelfth year of IB results for Taunton School which has now seen over 300 students obtain this world-recognised qualification.
IB Coordinator Adrian Roberts said: “I have been so impressed with our students who faced an unprecedented situation this year with such maturity. They have all worked very hard over their two years of study on this demanding course.”
He added: “The IB Diploma Programme continues to grow in popularity and Taunton School is proud to be an IB World School. Top UK universities recognise the breadth of knowledge and skills students gain on this demanding programme. The IBDP is also proving to be increasingly valuable as graduates enter employment, where their wide range of experiences makes them highly sought-after candidates.”