International Baccalaureate pupils at Warminster School once again have cause for celebration today as they receive their long anticipated IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programme results.  

There have been many great individual accomplishments, and as a cohort they have achieved a 100% pass rate with 1 pupil being awarded their Career-Related Programme certificate, 3 pupils being awarded a Diploma, and 5 pupils being awarded a Bilingual Diploma, having completed the IB programme in their second language.   

Against a world average of 31.98 points, Warminster IB Diploma pupils have this year scored an average of 33 points, which is 2 points above the historic world average of 31 for normal exam sessions. Gonzalo Baro Guisado, from Munich, Germany, scored an excellent 38 points (45 points being the maximum available) which, in UCAS terms, is equivalent to over four A* grades at A Level. Gwen Fournier, from Devizes, Wiltshire, also scored an impressive 37 points, equivalent to roughly 3 A* and 1 A grade at A level.  

The overall average UCAS tariff for this year's cohort is over 188 points which is equivalent to roughly A*A*A B at A Level. 

It has obviously been a very tricky last few years for pupils worldwide. Our pupils in particular have had to overcome numerous personal, health, academic and social challenges to achieve their IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Certificate. Their results are fully deserved and will allow them to move on to the next stage of their lives, which includes, for many, several Russell Group and top European universities. 

IB Coordinator, Simon Hall, said “I am really happy that our IB pupils have been rewarded for their hard work over the last couple of years and I wish them well for whichever path they now choose to take. I would also like to thank our IB Teachers for their dedication and exceptional work in supporting our pupils so successfully through their IB Diploma and IB Career-related Certificate Programmes. Not only do our pupils leave us with some great exam results, they also leave as fine young adults and Old Verlucians with so many of the skills and character traits the IB programme aims to achieve, as outlined in the IB learner profile, which will allow them to thrive, be happy, and make the world beyond Warminster a better place.” 

The Headmaster, Matt Williams, also commented “Our IB pupils were the first cohort here at Warminster to sit external exams since 2019 and, against a backdrop of disruption and disturbance, we are hugely proud of their achievements. In trying circumstances, they have kept forging ahead and these results are testament to the hard work and resilience of pupils and staff alike. The IB Diploma and CP courses are fantastic qualifications which allow a breadth of study, and international perspective, that set our pupils up for a truly global future. We are confident that whatever the future holds for these remarkable young people, they will be not only academically able, knowledgeable, and curious, but importantly also caring, reflective, principled, and open-minded.”

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