Twenty-two students from leading independent school Taunton School in Somerset have achieved outstanding results in the first post-Covid year of International Baccalaureate assessments. The school is celebrating a 100% pass rate with an average of 34 points, exceeding the world average by almost two full points.
Outstanding individual achievements include:
Top scorer and Head Girl Ruth Garang achieved a score of 42. Ruth joined Taunton School from local comprehensive Taunton Academy after gaining an IB scholarship. While at Taunton School, Ruth was heavily involved in academic clubs including debating, Model UN and Amnesty International and was accepted into the school’s Pre-Med programme. In September, Ruth will begin her studies at her first choice university, Queen Mary University of London, to pursue Medicine. She hopes to specialise in Psychiatry or General Practice and to travel alongside her studies.
Ruth said, “I have absolutely loved every minute of my time at Taunton School. The opportunities here are endless. I am so happy with my results, I was incredibly nervous; I want to say a big thank you to all of my friends and teachers, whose support during my time at Taunton School has been incredible.”
Joint second top achievers are Blanca Osuna from Spain and Vas Smychkovich from The Netherlands who achieved 39 points. Blanca joined Taunton School from Argentina and will now be studying Biology at Bristol University. Vas joined Taunton School’s dedicated international school, Taunton School International, before beginning her IB studies at Taunton Senior School and will be studying Neuroscience at King’s College, London or at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
The IB Diploma has been established for over 50 years with Taunton School being one of the first in the Southwest to set up their IB programme in 2007. IB Coordinator
Adrian Roberts, says: “It’s been another fantastic year of IB results for our students and I am thrilled that their hard work and dedication has paid off. Taunton School is a very special place and we are honoured to have the opportunity to help students achieve their dreams.”
Taunton School Headmaster, Lee Glaser says: “We are incredibly proud to offer this prestigious course here at Taunton School. This year’s students thoroughly deserve their success and can look forward to very bright futures, and we all will look forward to welcoming the students back to school in the future to inspire the next generation.”
Find out more about the IB programme at Taunton School.Categories: International News Senior Sixth Form