Leighton Park’s IB Students Celebrate

15 Jul 2019

Leighton Park’s IB students marked the official end of their Sixth Form careers yesterday with the announcement of their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) results. Having successfully completed this internationally recognised course, the class of 2019 will go on to accept their places at top ranking UK, European and international universities.

Angi Hernandez Notaroberto, whose 40 points have secured her place at Leeds to read Accounting and Finance in the autumn was delighted with her results. “I really didn’t expect this, not to be humble, I just really didn’t expect it.”

Head of Sixth Form and IBDP Co-ordinator, Helen Taylor, commented, “I am really pleased with the results our students have achieved. Our focus is on helping each student achieve the very best they can, whether that be getting the grades to go to a top university or fulfilling their dreams of studying the subjects they really love. The breadth of the education they have received on the IBDP equips our students with the skills and attributes to succeed in this rapidly-changing world.”

Anthea Schulz’s mother, Janina, commented: “We are all very happy Anthea managed to fulfil the requirements to be accepted by her favourite university. I would like to thank you and the entire staff who helped Anthea those last two years. Without her stay at Leighton Park she would not have been able to pursue her dreams of going to a university.”

Leighton Park students averaged a score of 35, with three of the nine candidates also gaining a bilingual diploma. In addition to this, one student from war-torn Libya was supported on the IB programme having had very little formal education. Leighton Park was recognised in the Government’s league tables earlier this year as one of the highest performing schools in Berkshire and in the top 100 nationwide for the academic progress our Sixth Formers make.

Leighton Park School, located in 65 acres of beautiful parkland, opposite the University of Reading, offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to choose between studying A Levels and the IBDP. IBDP students follow a diverse and inspiring curriculum across six core subjects in addition to an extended project, and modules in Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). In addition to the IBDP, Leighton Park offers a rigorous one-year Pre-Sixth Form course primarily for international students seeking an intensive programme of study prior to Sixth Form.

The school is offering Year 11 students the opportunity to learn more about the IBDP at their Sixth Form evening on Tuesday 8th October, from 6.00pm