Impressive International Baccalaureate results for RGS!
Students at our Rochester Grammar School have achieved one of the best sets of IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) results in the school’s history and will progress on to some of the world’s leading universities and education institutions this September. RGS has accomplished an average point score of 39. This is a high score compared with the international average of 33.02 and the maximum score of 45.
IB students excelled, despite the challenging circumstances and disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic. 47% of students achieved an average point score of more than 40 and one student, April Wells, attained the highest possible score of 45. Students who achieve 45 points are among the top 0.5% of students who take the qualification globally, this impressive result will secure April’s place at the prestigious Cambridge University.
Clare Brinklow, Principal at Rochester Grammar School, said: “I am always so proud of what our students achieve but especially this year. It is important to remember that the IB grades incorporate predicted grades and externally marked coursework and some subjects were still marked externally in full. Our students have dealt with the challenges of the past year with determination, and it is so special to see them able to go on to fantastic university destinations with confidence. The IB has given them such a strong foundation to succeed, and I could not be more grateful to them for their attitude to learning this year and to our wonderful staff who have moved mountains to support every student.”
Individual subjects also saw impressive outcomes, with all medics and vets securing a spot on their courses at university. The IB programme is designed to prepare pupils for university. Pupils study three higher subjects and three standard subjects across a range of disciplines, including languages, maths, sciences, humanities and the arts. Pupils also complete a Theory of Knowledge course, an extended essay and 150 hours of non-academic activity. The school offers this course to help transform life chances and offer an internationally recognised education.
April Wells, Head Girl at Rochester Grammar School, said: “I am absolutely elated! It has been such a difficult two years for our entire cohort, and yet everyone has done so amazingly well; we should be so proud! A massive thank you to all of my wonderful teachers for their support and guidance. I am going to go and study Law at Cambridge in September, but I will never forget everything RGS has taught me. Thank you!”
Janelle Ojejinmi, a sixth form student at Rochester Grammar School, added:
“Although IB was mentally challenging, I feel it pushed me beyond my limits and forced me to develop my thinking in multiple ways. I now feel fully prepared to enter Warwick and study Economics and am excited to continue learning in the future.”
Rochester Grammar School is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, a family of 17 high-performing schools across the South East that prides itself on providing a high-quality education to all students.