College Celebrates IB Diploma Programme Results
The culmination of two years’ hard work by a committed pupil body and Common Room was the announcement of the IB Diploma Programme examination results on Wednesday 6th July.
The May 2016 examinations were taken by over 149,000 pupils around the world who achieved an average Diploma point score of 30 out of a possible maximum of 45.
Of the first College cohort of 41 pupils taking these examinations, over 80% achieved at or above the world average and 20% achieved 40 points or more. The average score from the graduating cohort was 35 points.
The Master of the College commented: “the results from our initial cohort of leavers are excellent and both pupils and beaks should be very proud of their efforts. To achieve an average of 35 points in our first year of IB examinations from a non-selective entry is a remarkable achievement and this is a fitting result for the commitment, dedication and determination the pupils have portrayed throughout their time at Marlborough. They have also embraced the 3C alliteration of Compassion, Companionship and Conversation and leave the College with a fourth C, Confidence, as they embark on the next stage of their careers. It would be remiss of me not to pay particular tribute to Ms Bridgman, who has championed the IB Diploma Programme at Marlborough and Mr Hardee who, as University Guidance Coordinator, has ensured that our pupils have gained offers and entry to many of the world’s best universities, the vast majority to their first choice. My best wishes to all the pupils and beaks; it is now time for them to enjoy a well-deserved holiday.”