Hockerill Anglo-European College students are International Baccalaureate world-beaters
Hockerill Anglo-European College students achieved a strong set of results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
In all, 118 Year 13 students at the Dunmow Road secondary took the exams – an alternative to A-levels – this year and achieved an average point score of 33, above the global average of 30.24.
A healthy 16% of those being awarded the diploma gained 40 points or more – equivalent to an A-level score of four A*s and one A.
Roisin Overend and Tin Sum Ying got a perfect score of 45 points. There were also standout performances from Sasha Boutell, Olivia Glover, Emily Isaacs, Keira Jones, Nishant Muralidharan and Niyoosha Wells (all with 43 points), Serena Arthur, Cecilia Martinelli and Anton Trusty (42), Dylan Barbone, Isabelle Hatfield and Talitha van Beek (41) and Anna Kibblewhite, Florence Roxburgh and Tommaso Terrile (40).
Principal David Woods was particularly proud of the Year 13 students sitting their first set of public assessments. “I’m delighted our students have achieved so well after all the challenges of the past few years. We’re thrilled with their success and look forward to supporting them with their next steps to university or employment,” he said.
In all, 107 of the 118 students are heading to universities across the country to study humanities, sciences and arts. Five will be studying medicine and one will tackle veterinary medicine.
In addition, one successful student has gained an apprenticeship placement with Transport for London.
Some will be applying to study overseas and others will enjoy a gap year before applying to start university in 2024.
Eight students are bound for the University of Exeter, seven are heading to Warwick University – including one who has won the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship – and six have picked Nottingham.
Five have opted for Bristol – including one who has secured the Bristol Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Music – Durham, Loughborough and Manchester universities.
Four are off to Royal Holloway, University of London and to York, while there are three each going to Cambridge, Edinburgh, UCL, Bath, Leeds, Reading and SOAS (formerly School of Oriental and African Studies).