23rd Sep, 2020

Top marks: St Benedict's IB students among best in the world

Ross Crawford 13th Jul, 2020

STUDENTS at St Benedict’s in Alcester have achieved some stunning results in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) with three Sixth Form students scoring in the Top 10 per cent worldwide.

Head of Sixth Form Donna Munford said: “All our IB students should be congratulated for their hard work over the past two years.

“We are delighted for them all, and three students excelled with scores of 40 or above out of the maximum 45 putting them among the very best of all students that study the IB in 144 countries around the world. An outstanding achievement!”

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is recognised by universities and employers for the way it combines academic rigour with real world skills in a global context.

However with exams cancelled this year due to Covid-19, staff and students had been apprehensive as to how grades were to be calculated.

Fortunately, all students had produced coursework which was submitted to the IB and grades were calculated from this work along with predicted grades.

“Staff and students should feel proud of their hard work and commitment.

“This year has provided us with many challenges, but the hours of work, care and guidance have paid off,” added Mrs Munford.

The International Baccalaureate is a world class qualification offering a wide breadth of education across nine subjects rather than the narrower approach of A Levels.

St Benedict’s draws pupils from a wide area including Evesham, Stratford and Pershore as well as Alcester itself.

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