IB Success

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

We send our warmest congratulations to our final IB cohort, who received their results earlier this afternoon.

Obtaining the IB Diploma requires intellect, dedication and outstanding drive, to study 6 subjects (three to Higher Level and three to Standard Level) at the same time as completing the CAS component (Creativity, Action, Service), taking a Theory of Knowledge course, and writing an Extended Essay (in excess of 4,000 words).

Of the 23 pupils who achieved the Diploma this year, 6 did so with a score of 38 points or more (which has a UCAS points equivalence of A*A*A*A* at A level), while the average score was just under 35 points (UCAS points equivalence significantly higher than A*A*A* at A level).

Gabriella Gormley (MM U6) (whose 43 points are equivalent to A*A*A*A*A at A level) takes up her place at Cambridge to read Architecture, Genia Borisenko (LI U6) takes up her place at Stanford to major in Global Health, and Veronica Nott (MO U6) takes up her place at Imperial to read Medicine. In total, ten IB pupils hold places at prestigious international universities (USA, Canada, Switzerland); in the UK, places have also been taken up at KCL, UCL and Exeter.

It is a time of mixed emotions for us as we bid farewell to the IB at Marlborough College, but we are very proud indeed that the last cohort have performed so well as a collective. We pass on particular thanks to Mr Andrew Gist, Director of IB, for his strong and dedicated leadership in this post over a number of years.

Jaideep Barot
Deputy Head (Academic)

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