Students at Hartsdown Academy Sixth Form are celebrating after receiving their International Baccalaureate results today (July 6).
The International Baccalaureate Careers Related Program allows students to access top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Students study a core programme consisting of foreign language development, personal and professional skills, community focused learning and a reflective project. Students also study a range of IB Diplomas and a vocational course.
Students have progressed from this qualification to a range of destinations including Russell Group Universities and higher level apprenticeships including working for Google and other international companies.
This year results show an 85% pass rate with 27% achieving the top grades.
Headteacher Matt Tate said: “We are delighted with our students’ achievements which demonstrate their hard work and commitment. Our students epitomise the IB philosophy showing excellent scholarship and resilience, especially as they did not have public exams in year 11 due to the pandemic.
“Once again we have seen how the IBCP programme supports and develops our young people in realising their potential through combining holistic development with rigorous academic studies.
“85% of the cohort have passed the course, with 27% achieving the top grades and 52% of these grades being from the Higher Level IB courses which will enable them to progress to top level universities or apprenticeships. These students have achieved superb results and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved.”
Particular successes include:
Ronan Bridger who achieved D*D* in his BTEC Applied Science, Grade 6 in Higher Level Psychology, Grade 6 in Higher Level History and a B in his Reflective Project, achieving a total of 218 UCAS points and has gained a place to study Biochemistry at University of Kent.
Brandon Lewis who achieved D*D* in his BTEC Applied Science, Grade 6 in Higher Level Psychology, Grade 4 in Higher Level English and a B in his Reflective Project giving him a total of 194 UCAS points and is off to study Marketing at University of Kent.
Jamie Horton who achieved a Grade 4 in Higher Level Psychology, a Grade 4 in Higher Level English and a C in his Reflective Project and will be starting a level 4 apprenticeship with Southeastern.
Head of Sixth Form, Stacie Pollard said: “I am incredibly proud of our Year 13 students. They have shown resilience, excellence and vision throughout their time at Hartsdown. I am proud of the young people they have become and wish them all the best on their next, exciting adventures.”