IBDP Results 2019

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Hockerill Anglo-European College students are celebrating another outstanding set of results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme with an outstanding average score of 36 points, six points above the global average of 29.8.  Twenty-six students (20%) gained 40 points or over – an accomplishment for less than ten percent of IB Diploma students globally and exceeding 4A*s at A level.  

The Times newspaper provides a comparison to A levels and their tariff system shows Hockerill students achieved a 63.4% equivalent pass rate at A*/A.  This compares the two highest grades achievable at IB Diploma Higher level (7 and 6) with A* and A at A level.

In addition to this, 87% of grades at Higher Level were at the three highest grades achievable (7, 6 and 5).

Particular congratulations should go to Gareth James, in achieving the full IB Diploma score of 45 points.  Only 213 of the 166,278 students worldwide who took the IB Diploma this year achieved this feat.  Gareth will be taking up his place to read Chinese at Oxford in September.  He is one of six Hockerill students of those starting university in the UK heading to either Oxford of Cambridge in September, with other subjects ranging from Law, History, Archaeology, Music and Japanese.  

Hockerill student placements confirmed so far this year include some of the best institutions worldwide, with 74% of UK destinations being to prestigious Russell Group institutions.  Most popular universities this year are Exeter (11% of students), Durham (7%), King’s College London (6%), Bristol (5%) and UCL (5%).  The four students with confirmed places for medicine will be studying at Imperial, Bristol, Queen Mary University of London or University College Dublin.  Other subjects being studied are Accounting and Finance, Archaeology, Architecture, Filmmaking, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Chemistry,  Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, Environmental Economics, Fashion Management, Geography, Graphic Branding and Identity, History, History of Art, Human Sciences, Industrial Design and Technology, Interior Architecture and Design, International Business Management,  International Relations, Law, Liberal Arts, Marketing and Design, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Modern Languages, Music, Neuroscience, PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering, Sport and Exercise Science, Sustainable Development, Theoretical Physics

Sarah Pearson, Joint Acting Principal at Hockerill said “We are delighted with our results and our student destinations, a high proportion of whom will be attending world class institutions.  We are confident that the IB Diploma has prepared them well for university, a fact supported by research and our own alumni who tell us about their smooth transition to university when they return to visit.  We wish all our students the very best of luck with their next steps – be it heading off to university, taking up apprenticeships or undertaking a gap year”.


How to obtain results and further advice

How to obtain IB results

Students may access their results from the IB website https://candidates.ibo.org from 13.45GMT on 6 July 2019 using individual PINs. PIN codes have already been issued to students from the Examinations Officer.  It is recommended that candidates use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer to access the website.

If a student, narrowly misses a University offer

Contact Hockerill Anglo-European College via reception on Saturday 6 July 2019 between the hours of 14:45 – 17:00 to talk to a member of the IB results team or make an appointment for the week beginning Monday 8 July 2019.

Often final decisions will not be taken by universities until A- level results are published; clearing opens on Friday 5 July 2019.

Where to get advice

If parents / guardians and students wish to discuss either their IB results or a university admission, a team of senior staff will be available for consultation on Monday 8 July 2019; appointments may be made by contacting reception.

After this date, please send an email to ibresults@hockerill.com and a member of staff will respond to your enquiry.

Requesting a re-mark

  • When results are accessed, students will be able to view their overall total mark by subject together with details of lower and upper boundaries for the grade awarded.  A re-mark request may be considered if the mark achieved is within close proximity of the upper grade boundary. This will need to be authorised by a senior member of staff.
  • As a re-mark may result in the award of a lower grade, students will need to sign a Consent Form, which is available on request or may be downloaded from the College website.
  • Re-marks can only be requested for a subject, not individual external examination papers.
  • Re-marking does not include Multiple Choice Papers or Internal Assessment.
  • Students will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of re-mark requests by the College as soon as possible after this information is received from the IB.  Students may also check the results website using their PIN for any change of grade.

Fees for re-marks

£72.00 per subject plus a one-off £5.00 administrative fee is payable.

Both payment and a signed Consent form are required before any request can be processed.

Requests must be received by Monday 9 September 2019 in order to meet the IB deadline.


Very occasionally, students wish to retake one or more of their IB examinations, either in the November 2019 or May 2020 session.

Students should contact the College for details of deadlines and fees.


Students missing both offers are entitled to enter ‘Clearing’ though UCAS.  The Clearing system advertises vacancies for degree courses; decisions are made quickly by universities, often on the same day when contacted directly.  Courses can be applied for through Clearing regardless of which subject an applicant originally applied.  Information regarding Clearing is on the UCAS website.

UCAS also offers an ‘Adjustment’ service.  This allows students who have exceeded the entry standards of the universities to which they originally applied to re-apply to universities with higher entry requirements.  Further information regarding ‘Adjustment’ is available on the UCAS website.