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IB Results Day 2021

King Ethel­bert School are cel­e­brat­ing another year of fan­tas­tic Year 13 results!

Vicky Willis, Head­teacher said “We are thrilled with the fan­tas­tic IB results from our Y13 stu­dents. 95% passed
and 13% were at the very high­est grades of 7 and 6. Stu­dents have worked through chal­leng­ing and chang­ing
cir­cum­stances this year. They are a ter­rific bunch of young peo­ple who have shown immense char­ac­ter,
espe­cially in the last few months, and we are really proud of them. Today stu­dents have received their IB Diploma
results and their Reflec­tive Project grades and they will receive their BTEC results for the applied career related
com­po­nents of their IBCP course in August. 20% are antic­i­pated to have secured over 200 UCAS points. Once
again we have seen how the IBCP pro­gramme sup­ports our young peo­ple in really find­ing their pas­sions and
devel­op­ing their wider skills along­side rig­or­ous, aca­d­e­mic stud­ies. Our stu­dents are off to a wide range of excit­ing
and chal­leng­ing next steps.”

All stu­dents in the sixth form study the Inter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Career-​Related Pro­gramme which is a rig­or­ous
Level 3 qual­i­fi­ca­tion where stu­dents study one Level 3 BTEC course and 2 IB Diploma Pro­gramme courses,
graded on a 71 scale. Many of our stu­dents achieve a BTEC National Diploma (equiv­a­lent to 2 A lev­els) and 2
stan­dard level IB Diploma courses (equiv­a­lent to 0.5 A level each), how­ever, some cer­tifi­cate in the BTEC
Extended Diploma (3 A level equiv­a­lent) and two higher level IB Diploma courses, so secur­ing the equiv­a­lent of 5
A level qual­i­fi­ca­tions. The stu­dents are also required to pass the IBCP core which com­prises of: a per­sonal and
pro­fes­sional skills course, a 50 hour com­mu­nity focussed ser­vice learn­ing project, the reflec­tive project which is a
3000 word essay where the stu­dents explore an eth­i­cal dilemma and on top of this the stu­dents are immersed in
an inter­na­tional cul­ture as part of their com­pul­sory lan­guage acquisition.

Rebecca Darch, Head of 6th Form said “We are incred­i­bly proud of each of our stu­dents and how they have
achieved the require­ments to progress onto their cho­sen next steps. Even with the unprece­dented chal­lenges
they have faced this year, we have seen the aver­age IB grade increase to 4.5 and once BTEC results have been
secured, we are expect­ing a num­ber of the cohort to accept their place at uni­ver­sity, with some start­ing higher
level appren­tice­ships and oth­ers who have secured employment.”

There are some superb indi­vid­ual per­for­mances also. Tay­lor Bath has achieved a grade 6 in HL Geog­ra­phy, a 5
in HL Eng­lish and an A in the Reflec­tive Project. He is hop­ing to study Pol­i­tics at Lough­bor­ough. Jack Scott has
achieved a grade 6 in HL Geog­ra­phy and a 5 in Maths, with a B in the Reflec­tive Project; he is hop­ing to attend
the Uni­ver­sity of Kent to study Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences. James Pro­topa­pas has achieved two grade 6s, in Biol­ogy
and Busi­ness, com­bined with a B in the Reflec­tive Project; he is hop­ing to study Sport and Health Sci­ence at Bath
Uni­ver­sity. Tia Irv­ing Rah­man has achieved a 7 in Busi­ness and a 5 in Biol­ogy, with an A for the Reflec­tive
Project, she is plan­ning on join­ing the Navy. Chloe Watler has achieved a grade 6 in Psy­chol­ogy and a grade 5 in
HL Eng­lish, with a B for Reflec­tive Project. Chloe is hop­ing to attend Portsmouth Uni­ver­sity to study Foren­sic
Psy­chol­ogy. More­over, our stu­dents are hold­ing offers to more diverse des­ti­na­tions than ever such as: Uni­ver­sity
of East Anglia, Uni­ver­sity for the Cre­ative Arts, Uni­ver­sity of Win­ches­ter, Uni­ver­sity of Ply­mouth, Uni­ver­sity of
Aberdeen and more. The IB results are a cru­cial part of stu­dents achiev­ing these places.

Joss Rebera, Assis­tant Head­teacher said ‘ I am so incred­i­bly proud of each of the stu­dents in year 13. Not only
have they achieved a fan­tas­tic set of results and are off to excit­ing and chal­leng­ing des­ti­na­tions, they have had to
face the adver­sity of this unprece­dented sit­u­a­tion. They have grown into excep­tional adults.’

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