Wellingtonians achieve another set of sparkling IB results

It has been another year of celebration for Wellington College’s IB Diploma graduates who have achieved some of the best results in the school’s history.

As things currently stand, the average points score for the Class of 2018 is 39 (out of a possible 45) – the fifth year in a row that Wellingtonians have broken through the 39 point average. To put this in context, the global average IB Diploma score is just under 30 points, making these results not just some of the best in the UK, but also in the world.

78 students opted for the IB Diploma this year, one of our largest ever cohorts, and before any re-marks have been received, two students have achieved the remarkable feat of 45 points and a further nine have secured 44 points.  Just under half the cohort have averaged 40 points of above.

These results now see this group of Old Wellingtonians move off in all directions around the globe as they embark upon their university careers.  Destinations in the UK include UCL (11), Imperial (6), LSE (5), and Oxford (5), as well as overseas institutions such as Dartmouth, the University of South Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern and the University of Chicago in the US, and also Bocconi University and the University of Lausanne in Europe.

The Master, Julian Thomas, commented, “I could not be prouder of all of our IB graduates this year – what a way to finish their Wellington careers! The Diploma Programme prepares our young men and women so well for the ever-changing and globally-minded world in which we live, and the focus on independent learning and inclusivity, which the IB covers so brilliantly, fits perfectly with the identity that I hope binds all old Wellingtonians together as they move on to the next stage in their lives.  As well as achieving outstanding academic results, this year’s IB cohort has included some of our strongest musicians, dancers, actors and artists, not to mention student journalists, members of our WTV and DukeBox crews, as well as two international cricketers.  Well done to them all!”

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