Year 13 Students at the Royal High School Bath GDST are celebrating after receiving an excellent set of results for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

The RHS students achieved an impressive average point score of 40 out of a possible total of 45, with more than half of students achieving 40+ points, a feat typically achieved by only the top 10% of students worldwide. Four students excelled achieving top marks with 45 points, and four other students achieved a point score of 44. According to UNIS, “less than 1% of students receiving the IB diploma obtain a score of 45 points” and “only 7% receive the top grade of a 7” in each subject so all students have done phenomenally well.

Royal High School Bath GDST also extend its congratulations to two A Level students who also studied for one IB course as a standalone subject and have received IB certificates in Computer Science and Mandarin, achieving top marks with seven points each.

Students did well across all subjects but were strongest in English Literature, Languages and STEM subjects including Design Technology, Computer Science and Physics, where all students achieved seven points.

Remarkable resilience

Mrs Jude Taylor, IB coordinator, said, “They have dealt with more uncertainty than most young people of their age, and have become remarkably resilient as a result.”

Mr Nick Hayward, Head of Sixth Form, added, “I simply want to pay tribute to the most remarkable group of girls who have shown such extraordinary levels of resilience, spirit, verve and energy while in the Sixth Form.” He went on to say about the IB, “It is one element of the Sixth Form of the Royal High School that makes it truly special and it constantly reminds me of what learning should be about.”

Royal High School Bath GDST is so proud of each and every student who have taken the IB Diploma, especially since it is the only school in the local Bath area to run it. Through the IB Diploma programme, students develop the professional, academic and personal skills to be ready for future challenges they may face at university and beyond. Nick Hayward explained, “The IB is a testing qualification and does demand a great deal from those who do it, and doubly so under Covid and lockdowns. But the rewards are immeasurable, of course, and it has been an undiluted joy watching the girls grow academically, develop in confidence and flourish in all the myriad ways that the IB unlocks. I know they will thrive in whatever they attempt and wish them every success in the future.”