International success came close to home as pupils at King Edward’s Witley received their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results published 6th July 2018.
The Diploma programme - considered to be the global “gold standard” for school leavers – is followed by the majority of King Edward’s 165 Sixth Form pupils. The average points score this year was once again well ahead of the worldwide average for IB students, which is 30 points out of a possible 45.
Top scorer, and equaling the School’s record high score, was Ching Ya Ho from London, who achieved a world-class 44 points (out of 45). Ching Ya, or Yahoo as he is known, has been at King Edward’s since Year 7 and also captained the School’s cup-winning football team. He intends to take a gap year now before going to university in 2019. Even more local was Remi Trovo from Wormley, whose 43 points takes him to Warwick to read International politics. Also among the cohort, Victoria Berger from Godalming scored 40 points, as the students move on to a wide range of their preferred universities in the UK, US and elsewhere.
A key advantage of the IB is that, with results published on 6th July, the successful candidates can now relax during the summer, safe in the knowledge that they have achieved entry to their chosen university. This is in sharp contrast to their A-level counterparts who have to wait until mid-August to find out their results.
Commenting on the School’s IB results, the Headmaster, John Attwater said, “I am delighted for our students that these results reflect their hard work and dedication and that of our teachers. We should not underestimate the organisation and commitment of these young men and women in studying six subjects to a high level alongside the other aspects of the Diploma: the Extended Essay, which is such good preparation for University, and the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) pursuits which help develop the attributes that employers, universities and society are looking for in the next generations of leaders. Especially in these turbulent times as the impact of Brexit is becoming felt, the IB’s reputation as a global-facing gold standard in world education has never been more important in demonstrating that our students are among the best in, and ready to engage with the rest of, the world.”
King Edward’s Witley, one of Surrey’s leading independent co-educational day and boarding schools, celebrated 10 years of running the IB in September 2014. The IB was first introduced in a British school in 1971.