IB Results Day 2024

Imagine taking all your final school examinations in your second or third language and still coming out with the equivalent of A*A*A…that’s what hard work and outstanding teaching brings you at Rossall!

Another impressive cohort of IB students at Rossall School are celebrating today their individual and collective successes.

With a 100% pass rate and a sustained 34-point average, IB Rossallians are now on their way to pursuing a wide variety of inspiring pathways at some of the most competitive courses in the UK and abroad.

Indeed, just under half the cohort hold the equivalent of A*A*A at A-level in terms of UCAS points and an outstanding 80% of the cohort are the proud recipients of the coveted bilingual diploma, well known to distinguish candidates at university and in the competitive employment market. The fact that students achieve so highly whilst studying entirely in their second or even third language is a testament to their hard work and the relentless dedication of their teachers to help them achieve their best.

A number of students achieved an impressive clean sweep of 6s and 7s across their HL subjects (the equivalent of As and A*) alongside three further SL subjects, an Extended Essay and the Theory of Knowledge course. Amongst them, Lucia achieved 41 points and is heading off to King’s College London to study English Law and German Law and Ana Paula who elected to study 4 Higher Level subjects will be going to Manchester to study Medicine. 

“I’m extremely proud of myself as I could succeed with my overall rather challenging subjects after staying in England for only two years. My results not only reflect the outcomes of consistency and ambition, but also the great support I received from teachers. Now I look forward to starting a new chapter in London leaving Rossall with great memories knowing that the IB Programme prepared me in the best possible way. ” – Lucia

Amongst the rest of this distinguished cohort, students will be taking up places at top institutions including Warwick, St Andrews, KCL and have earned prestigious scholarships at universities abroad, including IE Madrid. Anastasiia is one such student, her achievements are all the more impressive for the fact that she completed her studies and achieved 38 points against a backdrop of the ongoing Ukrainian conflict. Anastasiia is pursuing her dream to study International Relations having helped to organise Rossall’s first TEDx event, school MUN conference and having been heavily involved in humanitarian drives to raise money and send much-needed items to children and families trapped by the war.

We are incredibly proud of all of our IB students and would like to congratulate them on their impressive achievements. They have been fantastic role models, and, whether through sport, drama, music, as senior monitors or house monitors, have made a contribution that has positively impacted all at Rossall. We cannot wait to see the people they will become and the things they will achieve in the years to come.

About the IB diploma 

The IB diploma programme, recognised and respected internationally, is underpinned by an intellectually rigorous curriculum, comprising six subjects, assessed both through internal assessment and examinations. 

Achieving the IB diploma also requires a commitment to creativity, action and service as well the completion of an in-depth piece of research leading to the Extended Essay. 

Globally, the programme is offered by over 3,000 top-performing schools and 180,000 candidates are entered for the diploma each year. The average score globally is 30.2 points out of a possible 45.

About Rossall School

Rossall School offers A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and BTECs. Situated on the Fylde Coast, the School provides a holistic education which combines world-class teaching and learning with a vibrant co-curricular programme and a quality of pastoral care judged by inspectors to be excellent (ISI Report, 2019). The School’s offering is unique in this part of the world and provides young people with a real choice within a community that is inclusive and diverse. Over 65% of students progress to Russell Group/Top 20 universities in the UK whilst a growing number now head off to the States on full sporting scholarships. The School features regularly as Number One in the country for Girls’ Football and Golf and in the Top Ten for Hockey and Boys’ Football, having made it to no less than six national finals in the last year. The recently announced partnership with Manchester City Football Club articulates the School’s ambition to ensure the pursuit of excellence outside as well as inside the classroom. 2022 saw the launch of the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts at Rossall, which, alongside the Piano Academy and the School’s All Steinway status, assures its place as a centre of excellence in music, dance, drama and performance. 

The School’s many successes continue to be recognised on the national stage and we are pleased to announce that once again Rossall has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Awards for the fourth year in a row.
Rossall offers a number of Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries and welcomes enquiries from potential applicants throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about Rossall then please contact [email protected] or phone 01253 774201.