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School celebrates exam success
7:00am Saturday 23rd July 2011 in News
CLEVER pupils from Brentwood have smashed all records with their exam results.
Sixth formers studying for the international baccalaureate at the Brentwood School achieved the highest grades to date with an average point score of 36.
The grade, equivalent to three A* grades at A-level, is three points higher than last year.
Annina Lux, the highest scoring pupil, achieved 41 points, which is well in excess of the requirement at Durham University, where she will be studying history.
Tom Harries, who also exceeded the requirement to go to Bristol University to read French, achieved 40 points.
Tom said: “I’m really pleased with my results. My overall score is more than I expected.”
The international baccalaureate programme, which has been offered as an A-level alternative at the school since 2007, requires students to study six subjects, three at standard level and three at higher level over two years.
Students are awarded up to seven points for each subject, which ensures they have experience in languages, social studies, experimental sciences, mathematics and the arts.
Several other pupils achieved high grades, including Javier Igual Campos and Marti Reek, who each got 38 points, and Sarah Shaller, who got 36 points.
Ian Davies, the school’s headmaster, was delighted.
He said: “This excellent set of results is a reflection of the very hard work of both the students and their teachers, who have supported them throughout.
“We believe the international baccalaureate offers a fantastic education for our students and helps as a springboard for their future in an increasingly global workplace.”