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ACS Egham students achieve 100% pass rate in IB results

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Students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at ACS International School Egham (@ACSEgham) have achieved a 100% pass rate in their 2021 results. Students have now accepted offers at top universities around the world, including: University of Oxford, London School of Economics (LSE) and The University of British Columbia.

The DP is a rigorous, two-year qualification globally recognised as an alternative to A Levels and, according to research conducted by ACS over 12 years, is consistently rated by university admissions officers as the best qualification to thrive at university. The top score students can achieve in the DP is 45 and, while the world average for IB results this year was 33, ACS Egham students achieved an average point score of 37, which is equivalent to four A*s at A Level. Over 50% of ACS Egham students scored 38 or above; and the top score achieved was 45/45.

A global curriculum provider, the IB prepares students to be internationally-minded, global citizens, and, as part of the DP, students are required to study at least one language. Almost a third (30%) of ACS Egham students received a bilingual diploma, which is awarded to candidates who opt to study two language courses and receive a grade 3 or higher or who complete courses taught in another language. Languages studied by ACS Egham students include: Dutch, French, German and Spanish.

Jeremy Lewis, Head of School, ACS Egham, comments: “On behalf of all teachers and staff at ACS Egham, I would like to say a huge congratulations to this year’s graduating class. Despite obvious disruption during their two year course, they have continued to shine and go above and beyond to achieve success. ACS Egham offers the IB’s programmes of education throughout all stages of the school, with the DP being a culmination of everything students have learnt throughout their time with us. I can see that this year’s graduates will go forward encompassing all areas of the IB learner profile: as inquiring, caring, principled and balanced individuals.”

Will, who has accepted an offer at the University of Oxford and was selected to speak at ACS Egham’s 2021 graduation ceremony due to his outstanding academic achievements, comments: “My subject-specific understanding and skills gained from my Higher Level subjects—Maths, Physics and Chemistry—prepared me not only for university-entrance interviews and exams, but also for my future studies at university. The IB also demands a wide range of soft skills, from problem solving and critical thinking to organisation and teamwork, that will prove highly valuable.”

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