Truro College celebrates outstanding International Baccalaureate results
1:20pm Monday 9th July 2012 in News
Truro College students are celebrating the most outstanding set of International Baccalaureate (IB) results to date.
Truro College has offered the IB for over 12 years, an increasingly popular alternative to A levels in which students take forward six subjects, including a science, a modern language, English and maths One hundred per cent of IB students at the college have passed this year with an average point score per candidate of 36. According to the UCAS tariff this is equivalent to more than four A Levels at Grade A. Thirteen of the students scored over 40 points (more than 4A* at A Level) ranking them in the top 3.5 per cent of all IB students worldwide. Danica I’Anson from Par who scored 38 points and will be taking up a place to study medicine at the University of Nottingham said: I like a challenge so I went for the IB because of the greater variety of subjects”
Hugh Williams from Ponsanooth who gained a successful 40 points and has an offer from Oxford said: “The key is independent learning which drives you on and prepares you better for university.”
Truro and Penwith’s Director of Curriculum Mark Wardle, said: “These results are quite simply outstanding and they reinforce our position as highlighted by the Sunday Times Parent Power Survey, as one of the largest and most successful IB providers in the UK”.
Recent research has highlighted the success that IB students have in Higher Education with 5 per cent more students achieving a first class honours degree and 42 per cent of students gaining places at the top 20 UK universities.