Students at Hartsdown Academy Sixth Form celebrate IB results

International Baccalaureate results results at Hartsdown

Students at Hartsdown Academy in Margate have received their International Baccalaureate results today (July 8).

The qualification is delivered by some of the premier independent schools including Kent College Canterbury, Cheltenham Ladies College and Sevenoaks School. 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.

Some 30% of this year’s students achieved top grades in their subjects and 88%  have received university offers.

Headteacher Matt Tate said: “We are proud of our students’ achievements which clearly demonstrate their hard work and commitment. Our students embody the IB philosophy showing excellent scholarship and resilience.

“We see year on year how the IBCP programme supports and develops our young people in realising their potential through combining holistic development with rigorous academic studies.

“30% of our cohort achieved top grades in their subjects and 88% of our cohort have received University offers. We are extremely proud of all of our Year 13 students and what they have achieved.”

Particular successes include Alicia Rakasova who achieved a Grade 6 in Higher Level History, a Grade 5 in Maths and a B in her Reflective Project. Ivana Rukavina achieved Grade 6 in Higher Level Psychology, Grade 5 in History and a C in her Reflective Project. Ella Cannon also achieved a Grade 6 in Higher Level English and a B in her Reflective Project. Zeke Miles and Dylan Walker achieved a Grade 6 in Film. Denzel Sibanda has also been awarded a sports scholarship for Leeds Beckett University.

Head of Sixth Form, Stacie Pollard said: “I am incredibly proud of our Year 13 students. They have shown commitment and dedication to their studies, pushing and challenging themselves. I know that our students will thrive in their next steps, whether that be at University, an apprenticeship or employment. Well Done to all of them, we are very proud of you.”

Students have previously 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.

Find out about Hartsdown’s Sixth Form in September 2024, via email [email protected] or on 01843 227957 or at


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