King Ethelbert School students celebrate IB Results

IB results at King Ethelbert School

King Ethelbert School has celebrated another year of fantastic Year 13 results.

Head teacher Tom Sellen said: “We are thrilled with the fantastic IB results from our Y13 students, 88% passed and 23% were at the highest grades. We have also seen a 13% increase in students passing subjects at Grade 4.

“Students have worked through challenging and changing circumstances throughout their secondary education. They are an excellent group of young people who have shown immense character and we are really proud of them.

“Students have received their IB Diploma results and their Reflective Project grades and they will receive their BTEC results for the applied career-related components of their IBCP course in August.

“Some 20% are anticipated to have secured over 190 UCAS points. Once again we have seen how the IBCP programme supports our young people in really finding their passions and developing their wider skills alongside rigorous, academic studies. Our students are off to a wide range of exciting and challenging next steps.”

All students in the sixth form study the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme which is a rigorous Level 3 qualification where students study one Level 3 BTEC course and 2 IB Diploma Programme courses, graded on a 7-1 scale.

Many of the students achieve a BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) and 2 standard level IB Diploma courses (equivalent to 0.5 A level each), however, some certificate in the BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A level equivalent) and two higher level IB Diploma courses, so securing the equivalent of 5 A level qualifications.

The students are also required to pass the IBCP core which comprises of: a personal and professional skills course, a 50 hour community focused service learning project, the reflective project which is a 3000 word essay where the students explore an ethical dilemma and on top of this the students are immersed in an international culture as part of their compulsory language acquisition.

Rebecca Darch, Head of 6th Form, said: “We are incredibly proud of each of our students and how they have achieved the requirements to progress onto their chosen next steps. We are seeing students’ aspirations become more ambitious, yet achievable with impressive destinations. Once BTEC results have been secured, we are expecting a number of the cohort to accept their place at university, with some starting higher level apprenticeships and others who have secured employment.”

Individual performances

Olivia Brown has achieved a 6 in Psychology, 6 in Business and a C in Reflective project, she has secured a challenging apprenticeship at Pfizer.

Molly Humphrey has achieved a 5 in HL Social and Cultural Anthropology, a 5 in Psychology and an A in Reflective project. Molly has secured a place at the University of  Brighton to study Politics, Sexuality and Gender.

Erin Thomas achieved a 6 in Psychology, a 4 in Sport and C in Reflective project; she is going to study Events Management at the University of Greenwich, having secured an impressive summer work placement at Puma.

Maedhbh McCabe has achieved a 5 in  Social and Cultural Anthropology and 4 in Psychology, with a B in Reflective project. Maedhbh has secured a challenging course in Midwifery at the University of Nottingham,

Students are also holding offers to more diverse destinations than ever such as the University of East Anglia, the University for the Creative Arts, the University of Surrey, the University of West London, the University of Manchester, the University of Hertfordshire and more are tackling courses such as Physiotherapy and Chiropractic degrees. The IB results are a crucial part of students achieving these places.

Lauren Pasola, Deputy Headteacher, said: “I am so incredibly proud of each of the students in year 13. Not only have they achieved a fantastic set of results and are off to exciting and challenging destinations, they have shown excellent leadership skills this year, helping to run and organise a variety of events. They have grown into exceptional young adults.”

To find out about joining the Sixth Form in September 2023, contact Miss Darch via email [email protected] or on 01843 831999. You can also visit –