Students at Rossall School are celebrating after achieving another superb set of results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
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 170,000 candidates are entered for the diploma each year.
Rossall students, as a cohort, can once again count themselves amongst the most successful in the UK in this regard.
Despite the expectation that, globally, results would be depressed due to this being the first set of public examinations since the pandemic, Rossall has resolutely maintained its position, almost equalling last year’s record breaking average of 35 points.
Individual subjects achieved spectacular success including Latin SL, Geography HL and Music SL, all of whom boasted a clean sweep of 6s and 7s.
Furthermore, just under half of all grades awarded across all subjects were 7s and 6s, equivalent to an ‘A*’ or ‘A’ at A-level.
Quite unsurprisingly there were also a number of stunning individual results. School Captains Sam Ayoma and Marie Melsheimer both secured points equivalent to A*A*A* at A-level or above.
Sam achieved 43 points out of a possible maximum 45 and he has won a place at Durham University to study Classics.
Marie achieved a total score of 39 points and secured the maximum possible grade in her “core” – the Theory of Knowledge course and her Extended Essay in Business Management.
Elias Fink, at the tender age of just 16, secured 42 points and the maximum possible score of 21 points across his Higher Level subjects. Elias is off to Imperial College London to study Physics with Theoretical Physics.
Anna-Sophia Mäckel celebrates the ultimate achievement by securing all 45 possible points which puts her in the top 1% of IBDP candidates worldwide. Anna-Sophia is excited to now be able to pursue her dream degree of Biomedical Sciences at Oxford.
Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain commented, “This is another superb set of results and we are incredibly proud of our fabulous students.
“They have worked extremely hard through the most challenging of circumstances. Despite the disruption that they experienced during the first year of their IB course, they have achieved superb results which are reflective of their determination and resilience.
“Moreover, they are confident, compassionate, kind and engaging individuals. They are an utterly brilliant group of students and we wish them all the very best for the future.
“We should also pay tribute to our teachers who have provided an outstanding quality of teaching and learning.
“Top results occur within a vibrant and dynamic Sixth Form community where there is a synergy between the School’s high expectations and students’ ambitious aspirations.”
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 is 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. 2022 sees 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 Rossall has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Awards for the second 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.