Despite the unusual nature of the year, for the class of 2020 at Wellington College it has been very much a case of business as usual, and this year’s IB cohort have achieved another set of superb results.
Although this summer there could be no final exams, grades were awarded by the IB on the basis of externally assessed coursework, Extended Essays and Theory of Knowledge presentations and essays.
James Dahl, Master of Wellington College commented:
“I could not be prouder of this wonderful group of Wellingtonians who have secured a superb set of IB results, albeit in the most unorthodox of circumstances. Just as impressive is the fact that, amongst the cohort there are numerous young men and women who have represented their country at sport or won national titles; musicians, actors and dancers who have regularly produced West End quality performances and so many pupils who, through our global citizenship programme, have had a positive impact on the lives of others. They have redefined what it means to be a Wellingtonian and leave the College equipped to make their mark on the world.
To average over 39 points for the fifth year in a row cements the College’s place not only as one of the most consistent and highest achieving IB schools in the UK, but also the world.”
Matthew Oakman, Deputy Head Academic, has this to say “I am absolutely delighted that once again our Upper Sixth IB leavers have averaged over 40 points. This is a remarkable achievement in the most difficult of years and whilst they did not sit their final exams, their performance in coursework, EE and ToK has been duly rewarded. All students should be congratulated but particular mention must go to the five students who scored 45 points; Ramarni W (S), Alfie H (Bn), Cordelia B (C), Clara H (Hn) and Kenshu T (Hg). We are very proud of them all, not least for the manner by which they dealt with the sudden shock of not sitting their exams as normal. We wish them all the best in the future”.
55% of the IB cohort scored 40 points or above: 42% achieved Grade 7 at HL and 85% achieved Grades 7/6 at HL.
The standard IB Oxford offer is 39 points.