Horfield's Lauren a part of Redmaids' exam success

August 01 2018
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ear 13 students from Redmaids High celebrated another excellent set of IB diploma results, with an average point score of 38 in comparison to the global average of 30.

Nearly half of the group got 40 points or higher and all medicine applicants got into their first choice university.

Amongst the cohort collecting their marks were Horfield resident Lauren Figes-Jones and Ella Harrison who will both be heading off to Oxford University this September. Lauren received 42 points and will be taking up her place to study Russian and Philosophy while Ella , who was awarded 43 points, will be starting her course in medicine.

Lauren said, “I’m just so surprised and excited! I can’t wait to head  to Oxford to start my degree in September now”.

Their other two medics were Arabella Atkins who got 40 points to secure her place at Cardiff and Ellen Wrathall who will be heading to Imperial College in London after getting 39 points.

There was further success for Sammy Munday who also got an impressive 43 points to secure her first choice university option studying History and languages at Exeter. Also for Kate Hamilton and Caitlin O’Sullivan, who both got 42 points and will be taking gap years before applying to go to university.

Redmaids High made the progressive decision to start teaching the IB Diploma to its post-16 cohorts ten years ago, as well as continuing to offer a comprehensive programme of A levels, and this group are the eighth group to receive their results.

Headmistress Isabel Tobias said, “to see nearly half the year group achieve 40 points or higher - which is considered to be the gold standard at IB Diploma - is testament to how these students and their teachers have worked this year. I am proud of each and every one of them”.

Jon Cooper, Assistant Head, Sixth Form added, “this year the International Baccalaureate Organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary and we celebrate our 10th as an IB World School. Over this period, it has grown in popularity and I am delighted today to see these young women achieving not only fantastic results , marks and places at top universities, but also an international mindedness that it really helps prepare them for higher education beyond”.