Top IB scores again at Kent College, Canterbury

02 Sep 2022

Confidence soars with top IB scores again at Kent College, Canterbury

The results for the IB Diploma have arrived with KC students achieving a 100% pass rate and 40% of the cohort achieving over 40 points, while 5 also gained bilingual diplomas.

Kent College Canterbury kentHead of School, Justus, and Laura were delighted to be awarded the maximum 45 points joining the top 1% of candidates in the world, while Daisy also did exceptionally well with 44 points. All 3 received their results while on their Gold, Duke of Edinburgh assessment expedition in the Lake District and took a moment out from the rigours of hiking to celebrate.

This year’s cohort will be going on to read subjects as diverse as Law, Nuclear Engineering, Zoology, International Social policy, Bio Medicine and Economics at top British universities from Cambridge, to a variety of Russell group universities including, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Exeter.

The average points score at the school, when translated into UCAS (university entrance) points, is similar to the number of points awarded for straight As, and 45 points is equivalent to 5 A*s at A level. Such results match the best at Kent College, which is regularly noted in the top 10 small cohort IB schools in the UK.

Head of Kent College, Mark Turnbull said, ‘I am delighted for the students who have worked hard and done so well in achieving places at top universities, and I am grateful to colleagues for their efforts in delivering such inspirational and supportive learning’

Kent College offers both the IB Diploma for sixth form students as well as a more traditional programme of A Levels. Students entered for the IB diploma programme study a combination of English, mathematics, science, languages, humanities and an arts subject. They choose three subjects at a higher level and three at standard level and sit exams in each after two years. Marks are awarded in each from 1 to 7, the highest being 7. All candidates must follow three “core” programmes to broaden their education and develop their understanding: the Theory of Knowledge and an extended essay of 4,000 words. Together three further marks are awarded for both. The maximum number of points is therefore 45. Students who achieve at least 24 marks, and have completed voluntary and practical work, known as creativity, action and service, are awarded the IB Diploma.