Another year of excellent IB Diploma results

2019 IB highlights:

  • 17 students achieved 40 or more points, equivalent to A*A*A at A-level
  • The overall equivalent to A-level passes is 67% at A*-A grade
  • Three students achieved 44, out of a maximum of 45 points, putting them in the top 1% of students worldwide
  • An average point score of 35.4, compared with the worldwide average of 30
  • Students win places at top universities across the world including Oxbridge.

IB Diploma students from Oakham School are celebrating today having received excellent International Baccalaureate Diploma results that, once again, place them amongst some of the highest scoring IB students in the world.

Impressively, 17 students who took the IB Diploma at Oakham achieved 40 or more points – equivalent to A*A*A at A-level. There were remarkable individual successes too, with two students achieving 44, out of a maximum of 45 points, placing them in the top 1% of students worldwide!

“It seems fitting that our IB Diploma students are receiving their results within days of the Schools' minister, Nick Gibb, stressing the importance of the UK’s education system remaining  ‘outward looking’ and ‘internationalist’ after Brexit,” says Oakham’s Head of Upper School, Simone Lorenz-Weir.  “These students have experienced an education that is highly regarded and sought after across the world. One that has, at its heart, an outward looking focus.  An IB education encourages students to be internationally-minded, and to be active and thoughtful participants in a global society.”

“The results also come in the same week as reports that Brexit is 'putting pupils off modern foreign languages',” Simone continues.  “All of our IB Diploma students have had their horizons broadened by studying a language – at one of three levels that suited their preference and ability.”

“Most importantly,” Simone concludes. “Each and every student receiving their IB results today takes away more than just a Diploma - they have learnt how to think critically, to be open-minded and tolerant – values that are very much in need in today’s politically-fractured world.” 

“The need for students to be well-equipped with a wider set of skills and aptitudes, that go far beyond just passing examinations, has become increasingly important during my ten years of tenure at Oakham,” says retiring Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook.  “I’m absolutely confident that with the IB Diploma's breadth of subjects and skills, paired with its focus on deep understanding and knowledge, our students are ready for the challenges of the future."

Our 2019 IB Diploma students now leave Oakham having won places at a range of prestigious universities across the UK and around the world including at Oxbridge and medical school.

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