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IB success for students at Bridgwater College
7:00pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in News
MORE THAN 20 students from Bridgwater College are celebrating after passing a highly challenging course.
The 24 students passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which requires students to study six subjects and complete an essay and includes Creativity, Action and Service.
The college saw an average total point score of 32 out of 45, compared to the IB World Standard of 29.83 points, with 35% scoring high grades.
Megan Beech, a former pupil of Haygrove School, and Charlotte Bryan, formerly of Queen’s College in Taunton, each achieved 41 points, a result which puts them in the top 4% of students entering the IB Diploma examinations.
Megan said: “I’m delighted I can now take up my place at Queen Mary’s in London to study English.”
Charlotte has a place to study French and Arabic at Manchester University and added: “I’m just relieved –it’s great that all the hard work has finally paid off.”
Friends Bonnie Welch and Aggie Morris scored 33 and 36 points, and are taking up places at Amsterdam University College to study Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Louise Rowley, head of Access, Science and Humanities at Bridgwater College said: “The tremendous success achieved by this year’s group of students is testament to their hard work as well as the inspirational teaching at Bridgwater College.”
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