Students at Rossall School are celebrating after achieving a fantastic set of results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB diploma programme provides an intellectually rigorous curriculum for Sixth Form students, who study no less than six subjects and must demonstrate a commitment to creativity, action and service. Globally, the programme is offered by over 3,000 top-performing schools and 170,000 candidates are entered for the diploma each year.
The Diploma is scored out of a possible maximum of 45 points with a worldwide average of 31 points. At Rossall, students achieved an average of 35 points which places this year’s cohort amongst the highest performing cohorts within the UK. Furthermore, almost a quarter of students achieved 40 points or above, the equivalent of achieving A*AA at A-level.
Individual subjects achieved spectacular success. English, German, French, Spanish, Economics, History and Music all achieved a straight set of 6/7s (the equivalent of A*/A). Indeed, more than half of all subject entries achieved the equivalent of an A*/A (52%).
Unsurprisingly there were some stunning individual results. Terje Mildner achieved no less than 44 points which places him within the top 1% of candidates in the world. Terje achieved the equivalent of an A* across all six subjects. He will now head off to the University of Warwick to study mathematics and commented “I’m delighted that I got such excellent results. Thank you Rossall and my teachers for believing in me and helping me throughout the last two years.” Anna Sophia Maeckel likewise achieved a clean sweep of 7s in all of her subjects and is planning to study Medicine. She is grateful to all at Rossall for the wonderful time she has had. Joey Warwick achieved 43 points and had the following to say “This result is reflective of my ambition and perseverance throughout these difficult two years. Though I have been nervous and somewhat stressed about my grades, I am now relieved and very grateful.” Joey is heading to the University of Edinburgh to study International Relations.
Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain commented, ‘This is a phenomenal set of results and we are incredibly proud of our wonderful students. During the most challenging of years, they have worked very hard and the results that they have achieved are reflective of their determination and resilience. Most importantly, they are kind, compassionate, and engaging – they are brilliant young people and we will be sorry to bid them farewell. I should also pay tribute to our teachers who have provided an outstanding quality of teaching and learning both in class and online. These sorts of 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. In a year during which we have been shortlisted for two national awards and achieved the highest student roll in the School’s 177 year history, these results really are the icing on the cake’.
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 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 also Number One in the country for Golf and in the Top Ten for Hockey and Football. 2021 sees the launch of the girls’ football programme (headed up by English footballer, Millie Bright) and an International Piano Academy. Last week the School learned that it has been shortlisted for two categories in the Independent School of the Year Awards.
The School 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.