Congratulations to our 2023 IB Diploma Cohort

Sixth Form

Congratulations to our International Baccalaureate students who were among approximately 180,000 IB Diploma Programme students worldwide (4850 UK based) to receive their results today.

This year’s cohort have ridden the storm of an education through Covid without having the chance to take their GCSE exams. Between them, they have achieved an average point score of 35 against a global average of 30. This maintains a tradition at RHSB for our IB students to achieve results which are significantly higher than the global IB average.

The diversity of the subjects they are pursuing and the destinations they have chosen reflects the breadth of interests and skills in our student body. These range from Art restoration to Politics, Classics to Science/Medicine. We are incredibly proud of their individual achievements and successes. These IB students leave us with a broad knowledge and skill base, well-equipped to take on the challenges of university life, gap years and employment.

They include, Phoebe who is off to Kings College London to study International Relations; Juliette who heads for Nottingham to read Classics; Karah who is aiming for UCL for French and Art History, and Megan who has secured a place to study Medicine.

Mr Luke Benedict, our Head of Sixth Form, said: “We are thrilled with the performance of our IB students, who have embraced the diploma over the past two years with a real zest for curiosity and enrichment, as embodied by the disparate paths they will now navigate in higher education. They have brought an awesome and eclectic energy to our Sixth Form community and will be sorely missed.”

The popularity of the IB continues to grow as pupils and their parents realise the breadth and potential it offers. We look forward to welcoming next year’s cohort in September.