Pictured above: Student Tobias Trojan 'ecstatic' after achieving 42 IB points
Last week Brentwood School Sixth Formers celebrated as they received their IB results. The 25 pupils averaged 33 points, one point above the performance last year which placed the school 23rd in the Financial Times League Table and top IB school in Essex.
The highest scoring pupil, Tobias Trojan, achieved 42 points and he will be attending his first choice university in September, Cologne University in Germany, to study Medicine. Tobias commented shortly after receiving his results "I am ecstatic; my IB results are the biggest achievement in my life so far. The IB has given me everything that I need to succeed in the future and I am looking forward to starting my degree in Medicine this September".
Several pupils received excellent grades; Kalina Tsoneva, Sancho Burmeister, Johannes Dinkel, Ajda Savarin and Siddhant Hegde were all very pleased to achieve 38 points each. Kalina will be attending Warwick University to study Mathematics and Ajda will be studying at Miami University.
Headmaster, Mr Ian Davies, commented: "I am very pleased with the pupil's achievements this year. This is the second IB cohort at Brentwood School and their results are a reflection of the very hard work of both the students and their teachers, who have supported them throughout. I believe the IB offers an inspiring and challenging educational experience. On average our pupils achieved 33 IB Diploma points which according to the UCAS tariff is the equivalent to 4 grade A's at A Level."
Many of the IB teachers were on hand to congratulate students and their parents when the results were collected.
Since September 2007, the school, like an increasing number of independent and maintained secondary schools, has offered students the choice of either the IB Diploma Programme or A Level subjects. In the Diploma Programme, students study six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level, and are awarded up to seven points for each.
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