Oakham students celebrate IB exam success
6 July 2012
Oakham’s IB students are celebrating outstanding results, coming sixth in The Times IB League Table as results for the IB Diploma Programme are published across the world.
Link to Results table
Nearly 39% of the cohort gained 40 or more points (out of a possible 45) which is the equivalent of three A* grades at A-level and 83% of students gained 34 or more points, the equivalent of AAB grades at A- level. Of special note are David Köckerling, who achieved an outstanding top mark of 45 points, Martin Szöke, who achieved 44 points, and Kaya Moore, who gained 43 points.
The 44 Oakham IB students have achieved an average of 37.8 points, which is much higher than the worldwide average of around 29 points.
“I congratulate students and their teachers on another superb set of IB results” says Oakham’s Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. “We are all very proud of the achievements of the class of 2012. The breadth and academic rigour of the International Baccalaureate is now widely regarded as an outstanding preparation for study at university and beyond; I therefore expect that this year’s leavers will go on to ever more impressive achievements in the years ahead.’
Oakham’s Director of IB Simone Lorenz Weir is delighted with the results “Once again our students have demonstrated that the IB diploma programme is manageable and that students can achieve excellent results. The programme is not just for the high achievers, but it gives structure and support to all students and allows them to mature into independent learners and thinkers – which ultimately results in excellent exam preparation. All subjects have coursework components which means that students enter the exams with a bank of points already, which also helps students to achieve the best possible results. I am delighted with the excellent working attitude our students have shown and their well-deserved outstanding results and would also like to thank our excellent teaching staff for their dedication.”
The Oakham IB students join nearly 5,000 others in the UK who took the IB Diploma Programme this year, and nearly 1 million others educated by the IB since it was founded over 40 years ago. Statistics show that the UK compares well internationally, with UK students consistently scoring higher than the world average for the IB Diploma Programme.
Adrian Kearney, Regional Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, International Baccalaureate, welcomed today’s results “We want to congratulate students at Oakham School on their achievements today. By providing critical thinking skills and a breadth of experience and knowledge, the IB Diploma Programme ideally prepares students for both higher education and the world of work. Those who have achieved their IB Diploma today should feel confident that they are already a step ahead and uniquely placed to excel at university and beyond. I would like to wish them the very best and I look forward to hearing of their accomplishments through our global network of IB alumni.”