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Continuing success: Taunton School students achieve top marks in IB Diploma Programme

Posted: 6th July 2021

The school is celebrating a 100% pass rate and its best ever average points score per candidate, with some outstanding individual achievements.

Top scorer and Head Boy Daniel Travers achieved the maximum score of 45 points. In September, he begins a degree in maths at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. He is only the 4th Taunton School student in 14 years to achieve full marks – even internationally, it is a rare achievement which is awarded to less than 1% of candidates.

Jesper-Jay Harrington was just behind, scoring 44 points.  A student at Taunton since the Prep School, he has at place at Bath University to study architecture.

Head Girl Jess Fisher achieved an impressive 43 points. She joined Taunton School from The Castle School in the Sixth Form on an IB scholarship. She has chosen to study law at University College London. She says: “I was determined to join Taunton School in the Sixth Form for all the academic and sporting opportunities it offers – it’s been an amazing couple of years.”

Ed Cousins, who has attended Taunton School since he started in Reception, scored 39 points and is heading to Bristol University to study Geography. He says: “I’ve been at Taunton School since I was little and it’s been incredible throughout.”

The IB Diploma has been established for over 50 years with Taunton School being one of the first in the south-west to set up their IB programme in 2007. IB Coordinator

Adrian Roberts, says: “I’m absolutely thrilled that after 14 years, our excellent results continue and that once again our students have achieved outstanding scores.”

He added: “This is a demanding course and I am incredibly proud of all our students who have worked so hard and faced the challenges of this difficult year with such resilience.”

Taunton School Headmaster, Lee Glaser says: “We are proud to be an IB World School and offer this valuable programme to our Sixth Form students, which is recognised by the top universities in the world. This year’s students thoroughly deserve their success and can look forward to very bright futures.”

To find out more about the International Baccalaureate programme at Taunton School, click here.

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