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Top marks for ACS Hillingdon students in IB results

ACS International School Hillingdon students are celebrating a 100% pass rate in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) results. Students will now go on to study at top universities including Imperial College London, Waseda University in Japan and the University of Toronto, as well as pursuing individual interests and preparing for high-level post-secondary opportunities in sport, creative industries and business and enterprise.

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. ACS Hillingdon students achieved an average point score of 37 out of a possible 45, which is equivalent to four A*s at A Level and is well above the global average score of 33. The top score achieved by an ACS Hillingdon student was 45 and 57% of students scored 38 or above.

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. A quarter of ACS Hillingdon DP 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 Hillingdon students include: French, German, Norwegian and Spanish.

Martin Hall, Head of School, ACS Hillingdon, comments: “Sincere congratulations to all of our graduating IB students; you have achieved incredible academic results, all while navigating the various challenges thrown at you during the last couple of school years. The DP is a rigorous course that challenges students to reach their full academic potential, but it also involves a range of service-learning and critical thinking related modules which enable students to develop vital personal and social skills. The class of 2021 has graduated as well-rounded, global citizens ready to succeed on whatever path they choose.”

Prateek, a 2021 ACS Hillingdon graduate, comments: “I really appreciated the diversity of students and staff, and got to learn about a lot of different cultures. This is something that I will encounter in the future, at university and in work, so the fact that I got accustomed to such an environment so early on, is wonderful.”

In addition to the DP, the school offers the US High School Diploma and Advanced Placement (AP) programmes as alternatives to A Levels. ACS Hillingdon’s AP results will be released in August.

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