Felsted School achieved its best results to date in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) 2012. Felsted’s average IB score this year was an impressive 34.4 points, an increase of 5% on 2011 results. This reflects how hard the students have been working on this demanding course, which requires an all-round academic commitment, as well as contributions in areas such as Creativity, Action and Service. 34 points on the IB gains a UCAS tariff of 479 points, and with an A* at A Level scoring 140 points, it is evident that the IB students have really excelled this year. Fifteen students gained 34 points or more, equivalent to more than three A*s at A Level.
The highest individual score was a world class 42 points, and in total five students achieved 40 points or better, which is seen as the benchmark for Oxbridge. This included Luise Wurlitzer from Germany (42 points), Mattia Pardini from Italy (41 points), and Danielle Standish from Great Dunmow (40 points). A further nine students achieved 35 points or better, which is the offer required for medical schools and for universities that are part of the prestigious Russell Group.
University places already confirmed include Architecture at Manchester, Business and Management at Exeter, Education Studies at Durham, Modern Languages with Business at Birmingham, Law at King's College London, Economics and Politics at Bristol, Spanish and History at Edinburgh and Economics at Bristol.
Dr Michael Walker, Headmaster, comments; "I am absolutely delighted with our results this year. This included an extremely impressive score of 42 points from one pupil, which demonstrates the high calibre of student we get into the IB programme at Felsted. We currently rank as one of the top IB schools in the UK and I look forward to the continued growth and success of the IB Diploma Programme at Felsted over the coming years."