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Hockerill Anglo-European College IB: Students surpass global average, six achieve maximum point score and 48 get the A-level equivalent of four A*s and one A



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Hockerill Anglo-European College students have achieved world-beating results in their International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, with a 100% pass rate.

In all, 122 Year 13 students at the Dunmow Road state secondary took the diploma this year. Their average points score of 37.8 was well above the global average of 33 points.

There were 48 students (39%) who hit the prestigious score of 40 points or over – equivalent to an A-level score of four A*s and one A.

Hockerill Anglo-European College students with Leslie Spencer, assistant head of Hockerill's sixth form and head of year
Hockerill Anglo-European College students with Leslie Spencer, assistant head of Hockerill's sixth form and head of year

Six students – Emma Davis, Archie Fraser, Toyin Odusan, Jacopo Rangone and twins Clare and Grace Malcolm – achieved the maximum point score of 45, obtained by only 1.5% worldwide in 2021.

James Baird, Virginia Bianchini, Olivia Boutell, Guy Dempsey, Nilesh Gurumurthi, Maysie Haynes, Claudia Maggi, Freya Tischkowitz, Olivia Waring, Martha Wells and Rebekah Yong were awarded 44 points.

Oyin Afe, Joana Chetwynd, Robin Leuridan, Jack Lyall and Lucy Womack scored 43 points, with Maya Buesser, Ling Cheung, Jemima Cromie, Chiara Farnell-Gatti, Charles Hales, Oliver Martinelli, Juan Perinat and Mia Pickering on 42 points.

Principal David Woods was delighted by the "fantastic achievements by the students, who've really shown what they are capable of during a very challenging period".

Of the 91 Hockerill students who have confirmed their UK university and conservatoire places so far, 10 are heading to Oxford and Cambridge universities, eight to the University of Edinburgh, seven each to University College London and the University of Exeter and five each to Kings College, University of Nottingham and University of Leeds.

Other students from this year's cohort are going to university in the USA – with one taking up an Ivy League place at Wharton Business School – or studying at a European university, undertaking an apprenticeship or having a gap year before starting a degree in 2022.

Leslie Spencer, assistant head of Hockerill's sixth form and head of year, said: "This remarkable cohort of students, supported by staff, each other and their parents, has exceeded expectations.

"Their examined components revealed that despite having learned much of their subject content in lockdown conditions, they have specific subject knowledge which will support them during their next steps.

"Moreover, they exemplify the IB mission statement of inquiring, knowledgeable and caring students who have benefitted from a high-quality international education that fosters inter-cultural understanding and respect. We wish them well and hope to hear of their future successes."



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