7 July 2017
The results, released this afternoon, saw 100% of the students pass their Diploma with marks significantly higher than the national average of 30 points.
Poppy Sowerby, from Cheltenham, was awarded the highest possible grade of 45 points out of 45, which was achieved by just 0.31% of students last year, from more than 67,000 IB pupils worldwide.
The IB Diploma is made up of Higher and Standard level subjects and two other students, Matilda Fawcett and Tofunmi Adeyemi have joined Poppy in achieving full marks in all three of their Higher Level subjects. Two girls, Natalie Ting and Selina Wen, also achieved Bilingual Diplomas, mastering two languages to native speaker standard.
The students will now go on to universities across the UK, including Oxford, Bath, and Imperial College London, as well as world-leading US universities, including Harvard and University of Pennsylvania.
Principal Eve Jardine-Young said: “I am very proud of the girls and we are all absolutely delighted that the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff has led to such outstanding results. The option to take the IB Diploma Programme adds a great deal to the distinctive education at CLC.”
Since its introduction at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in 2008, the IB Diploma Programme has seen the pupils achieving high results year on year and, for the past two years, has led to the school being named top girls boarding school in the country for IB.