International Baccalaureate Diploma Success

Posted on: 7th July 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”.