Delighted students at Brentwood School arrived to pick up the results of their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme exams on Tuesday and learnt that they were the School’s most successful ever cohort.
Out of 26 students, 6 achieved 40 points or higher out of the possible 45. (40 points is equivalent to A*A*A at A Level). They were: Alina Dragancea (40 points), Chloe Jordan (41 points), Helen Moran (40 points), Marius Mueller (42 points), Dominic Reynolds (40 points) and Hamish Kadirkamanathan, who scored a world-class 44 points, which puts him in the top 0.9% of students globally according to the official IB website (ibo.org) and secures his place to study Japanese at Cambridge University. Hamish paid tribute to all the teachers who have gone the extra mile to offer him support, and plans to spend the summer reading, learning to drive, and visiting Japan to pick up the language before he embarks on studying it.
The School has been offering the alternative to A Levels since 2007 and has enjoyed a highly credible 6-year average IB score of 35 points, but this year the average is 37 points, potentially placing it within the top 10 IB Schools in the country and among the best in the world. The School’s IB Diploma Programme Director Mr Jonathan Barfield commented:
“These are the best set of results in the history of the IB at Brentwood School. It’s a testament to the hard work put in by the students and the first class teaching offered by our talented teachers.”