IB Diploma 2017

Posted on: 7th July 2017

IB Diploma 2017

IB Diploma Results 2017

Hockerill students are celebrating another outstanding set of results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.  The 132 Hockerill students achieved an overall points average of 35 out of 45 points.  Dee Spackman, Vice Principal was delighted with the results, “I am incredibly proud of the achievements of our students and delighted with the exceptional performances that have been shown by this year’s leavers.”

21% of all candidates scored 40 points or more, which is equivalent to A*, A*, A*, A* at A level.  In addition, a score of 40 points plus, places students in the top 5% of Diploma graduates globally. 

For the first time since 2010, two Hockerill students are celebrating achieving the maximum 45 points (the equivalent of 5 A* grades at A level).  This is a feat achieved by only a small percentage of students worldwide (In 2016, 201 students, 0.2% of those who took the Diploma).  Head Boy Noah Lawson and Joshua Vitzthum are joined by a number of other students with scores above 41 points: Taha Alibhai (44), Abigail Dallas (43), Tristan Fruh, Lars Leimkuhler, Milly Lynch , Izzy Budd (all 42) Gaia Casolino, Harriet George, Olmo Gordon, James Greatrick, Vanessa Igoe, Francesca Ixer, Andre Masnyk, Celestya Riva, Pierce Tindale and Kristie To (all 41).

Richard Markham, Principal at Hockerill said, “The IB Diploma is without doubt one of the most rigorous and demanding qualifications available to students, and the College is absolutely delighted that the Class of 2017 has risen to the challenges posed and achieved such impressive results.”  Steve Clark, Director of Sixth Form added his own praise to the students for their effort and reflected that, “These results are a fitting reward for the time and effort expended by students and staff over the past two years.”

Although it is still early days in respect of University admissions, 4 students are celebrating achieving their Oxbridge offers and all four of those who applied for Medicine or Dentistry have been successful in meeting their offers.

The results achieved are significantly above the global average for the Diploma, and Hockerill students join an elite group of approximately 5000 UK students achieving the Diploma.