International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCB)

Sixth Form students at Dane Court Grammar School celebrated stunning results in their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and International Baccalaureate Careers-related Programme (IBCP) qualifications.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, which is a rigorous post-16 academic qualification delivered in some of the most prestigious independent and international schools around the world, requires students to study a balanced range of six subjects, three at higher level. The programme also includes a 4,000-word research project and 150 hours of creativity, activity and service.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is graded out of 45 points, where 24 points is the pass mark. Once again the average points score for the Diploma at Dane Court exceeded 33 points (in the context of university entry requirements this is equivalent to A and B grades at A level, and provides access to some of the best universities in the UK and across the world). As a consequence of this excellent performance, the vast majority of students have secured their first choice university place or career-related placement.

Top-performing Diploma students at Dane Court this year include Olivia Button (41 points: heading to Edinburgh University to read Veterinary Medicine); Eljoh Balajadia (40 points: Experimental Psychology at Oxford University); Lily Finch (39 points reading English, also at Oxford University); Joe Chesters (40 points: University of Durham to read Natural Sciences); Riona Newaz  (40 points: also  Durham for Spanish and German).

Annie Hale, Head of Sixth Form, commented that, “These fabulous International Baccalaureate grades come as little surprise: they are the result of considerable effort by our students over the past two years and I would like to join with the staff of Dane Court to congratulate all our Year 13 students, who have achieved so highly in this prestigious and demanding qualification. We are truly proud of their achievements.”

Our Year 13 International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme students have also received some fantastic results for their vocational studies.  Students achieved Distinctions and Distinction* in Business and Finance, Design Engineering, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, and Sport and Exercise Science.  These results are in addition to their IB Diploma grades that were released earlier in the summer and provide confirmation for students of places at university and for their higher apprenticeship applications.

Melissa Linton, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, recognised outstanding achievements from the IBCP students who have achieved Level 6s in a variety of subjects including, Mathematics, Psychology, Biology and English Literature to name a few. Top-performing IBCP students were Harry Costin (studying International Business at the University of Kent), Luke Rigney (studying Psychology at the University of Portsmouth), and Emily Walton (studying Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University). The following IBCP students have done exceptionally well to secure apprenticeships; Casey McKweon in Quantity Surveying, Myles Avory in Accountancy, and Georgia Solly in Business Management.

We wish the class of 2019 every success in their future endeavours 

View the Dane Court 2019 IB Prospectus here.