Students celebrate baccalaureate successes
STUDENTS in Bristol were planning for a future at university after receiving excellent International Baccalaureate results.
Teenagers studying at Red Maids' School, The Ridings' Federation of Academies and St Brendan's Sixth Form College were celebrating after discovering they had excelled in the qualification, an alternative to A-levels.
Thirteen girls took the IB Diploma at Red Maids' School in Westbury-on-Trym, which recorded improved results on last year.
Lizzy Clarke, 18, from north Bristol, will study in Australia after getting the results she needed.
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She said: "I have an offer at Melbourne University to study international politics and global studies. I believe the IB Diploma was the perfect preparation for pursuing this course. I'm absolutely thrilled."
Isabel Tobias, headmistress at the school, said: "The girls have surpassed our expectations and we are all delighted for them.
"The diploma is a great choice for students who are not sure what they want to do after school because it allows them to continue with six subjects."
The Ridings' Federation of Academies, in Winterbourne, achieved a 94.4 per cent pass rate.
Student Sasha Ward, who applied to Oxford University to read history, said: "I needed 38 points on the International Baccalaureate Diploma and I've just found out I have 43 so I'm going to Oxford. I couldn't be happier with my results."
Rob Gibson, chief executive principal at the federation, said: "An understanding of the international world in which we now all live and work is increasingly important to our students' future success, and I'm delighted to see those who have embraced this through studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma achieve such outstanding results."
St Brendan's Sixth Form College in Brislington received its first set of IB results. Six out of the seven students on the course gained the diploma.
Star performer Daniel Squire, who achieved the equivalent of 4 A*s at A Level, will study English at Exeter University.
He said: "For me, it was definitely the right choice. The IB is challenging, but this is recognised by universities, and is reflected in their offers."
Michael Jaffrain, the college's principal, said: "We are delighted at our first set of International Baccalaureate results and I would like to congratulate the students and the staff for all their hard work."
The IB Diploma involves studying six subjects, three each at higher and standard level, from English, History, Geography, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Philosophy and Psychology. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed by universities, employers and society at large.
Almost 5,000 students in the UK took the IB this year and found out their results on Thursday along with other teenagers taking the diploma across the world.