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6th July 2021

IB Diploma Success


  • More than a third of pupils (37.5%) achieved 40 or more points (equivalent to 4 A*s at A-level)
  • The overall equivalent to A-level passes is 70% at A*-A grade.
  • Two 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, 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. We are particularly proud that, as has been the case in previous years, all of the students passed their IBDP, and it is particularly notable in the year that sees Oakham School celebrate 20-years of offering the Diploma Programme.

Impressively, 12 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 one student reaching 44, out of a maximum of 45 points, placing them in the top 1% of students worldwide and another 3 achieving an impressive 43 points.

“I hope that all of the pupils are pleased with their results,” said Dr Leo Dudin, Deputy Head Academic. “In a year that has seen further disruption to examinations, the pupils have had their Internal Assessments and Extended Essays marked externally, which have contributed to the results they are receiving today”.  In reflecting on the IB Diploma, he continued that “every student who has studied the IBDP, has had an education that encourages them to think critically, to think globally and prepare them for their lives beyond Oakham School. They will have learnt how to make connections between their learning and application in everyday life.”

Henry Price, Headmaster, said, “I am proud of the resilience shown by all of our pupils over the last 18 months, and I am delighted that the hard work and tenacity shown by this group of students are reflected in their results. I want to thank parents and colleagues for their support and hard work as they have navigated this academic year.” He continued, “As educators, it is vital that in addition to strong examinations results, we also equip pupils with a wide set of skills and with aptitudes and values that will stay with them for life. In this case, the pupils have demonstrated that they have both.”

Our 2021 IBDP students now leave Oakham, ready to take up their places at a range of prestigious universities across the UK and worldwide, including at Oxbridge and medical school.

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