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Success for Bexley sixth formers
A BEXLEY school is celebrating its best-ever results in the International Baccalaureate.
All 35 pupils on the IB course – an equivalent to A-levels – passed. The average mark 36.4 out of 45 – the same as four A grades at A-level.
Head teacher John Welsh said: “It is a really good result, I am absolutely delighted.
“Their hard work has paid off.”
The students are now preparing for life after school, with several securing places at top universities, including Fern Woodhouse, 18, who will go to Oxford University.
Mr Welsh said the IB is a broader qualification, where students study three subjects at a higher level and three at a standard level. The course also includes 150 hours community work, an extended essay on the students’ choice of subject and a theory of learning module.
Mr Welsh said he wished more youngsters chose the qualification over A-levels.
He said: “When they get to university, they are ready for it.”