Gresham’s in north Norfolk today announced an impressive crop of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results with the School’s highest ever average point score of 35, a further improvement on last year’s average score of 34.
Gresham’s Headmaster, Philip John, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. The IBDP is a rigorous programme with a reputation for proven academic depth across a broad curriculum and we are delighted that our Sixth Form students have performed so well. This is a real credit to the students and staff for all their hard work over the two years.”
Students on the IBDP follow six subjects, three at a standard level and three at higher level, alongside a compulsory core made up of Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). The maximum number of points that can be achieved is 45.
Gresham’s recently announced ambitious plans for a £6.5million major redevelopment of its Sixth Form facilities and a full-scale switch to the IBDP in place of A-Levels in 2015. Since its introduction at Gresham’s in 2007, the IBDP has proved increasingly popular with its students who have achieved some outstanding results. Gresham’s has rapidly gained an international reputation as an IBDP centre of excellence with students progressing to some of the world’s most prestigious universities including Oxford, Yale, UCL, Imperial College, Edinburgh, Warwick, Connecticut, Berkeley and LMU Munich.
Gresham’s IB Co-ordinator, Mark Seldon, said: “The IBDP qualification that these students have earned will help to distinguish them in an increasingly competitive and international environment and provide them with the intellectual, cultural and linguistic skills they need to succeed at university and in their future careers.”