Students from Oakham School are celebrating today having received some of the highest scoring IB results in the world.
Our students have, for the 16 years we’ve been offering the IB Diploma, impressively achieved top marks. This year was no exception, with Tiéphaine scoring the maximum 45 points out of 45. This is an incredible feat that only circa 200 students worldwide manage each year, and comfortably secures her well-earned place at Cambridge to read History.
Overall, 22% of all our IB students achieved 40 or more points – which is the equivalent to, or more than, 4 A*s at A-level. Julia is another one of our successful students who, having scored 43 points, has secured her place at Cambridge to read Chemical Engineering.
"This is an excellent set of results for our students, who join us from the local area, across the UK, Europe and beyond, to study the IB at Oakham," says Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. "To be consistently achieving at such a high level, in an exam system recognised as world-leading, is a testimony to the quality of the IB provision here at Oakham School."
“Most importantly,” says Simone Lorenz-Weir, Head of Upper School, “every single one of our IB Diploma students (in total nearly 900 from over the past 16 years), has left with more than just a set of exam results. They’ve taken with them a wide range of highly sought-after skills and attributes that will help them both at university and in the workplace. IB students can work independently, have learned to manage their time, can present and work in teams, and have developed the advanced critical thinking skills that are much in demand.”
Please note, that a detailed summary of our IB results will be published in September, following any remarks that may take place.