Students at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) are celebrating success in the IB Diploma, joining a community of IB lifelong learners.
They studied an academically rigorous programme designed to develop critical thinking skills and create breadth of experience and knowledge; whilst at the same time preparing them for both higher education and the world of work.
These results continue the school’s strong record of achievement since having moved to an exclusively IB Diploma Sixth Form seven years ago.
The average point score awarded to Tonbridge Grammar School students was 36; well above the 2018 UK average score of 34 and the 2018 global average score of 30 points.
36% of students are celebrating point scores of 39 and above (equivalent to in excess of 4 A* at A Level).
72% of this year’s Diploma graduates achieved points totals that put them in the highest echelons of UK academic achievement (3A* at A Level).
One student achieved the maximum IB point score of 45.
2 students scored an impressive 44 points.
3 students gained 43 points.
9 students were awarded 42 points.
Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher, comments: “Warmest congratulations to each and every one of our IB Diploma students for their truly outstanding results. World-class results, coupled with the wider experiences and skills the IB Diploma provides really give students the competitive edge in Higher Education and the workplace. We wish our leavers a well-deserved and relaxing summer break and look forward to hearing about their post-TGS journeys. Congratulations also to the dedicated and inspirational team of staff who work tirelessly to support our students to such fantastic success.”
Annabel, who left TGS in 2016 and is currently on a placement year as part of her International Business BSc, explains how studying the IB prepared her well for life after TGS:
“Studying the IB was one of the best decisions I have made. When I started at university I was already a step ahead my peers, I knew how to reference and critically analyse and I was able to juggle multiple modules and demands with ease. At work, having done the IB is a conversation starter and allows me to be part of a wider IB community”