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International Baccalaureate: Hockerill Anglo-European College's Year 13 IB cohort excel on international stage

The Year 13 cohort that left Hockerill Anglo-European College this summer can justifiably claim to be world beaters.

The state secondary in Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, is celebrating another strong set of results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme.

The 115 Hockerill students who gained the IB Diploma averaged 35.5 points compared with the global average of 29.9.

Comparing the two highest IB Diploma Higher level grades (7 and 6) with the two highest at A-level, the Year 13s achieved a 57.7% equivalent pass rate at A* and A, with 16.1% achieving A*.

Coursework and predicted grades contributed to the algorithms used by the IB to determine final grades.

Twenty-one Hockerill students made it onto the prestigious 40 points plus chart, which is equivalent to four A*s at A-level and in the top 9.7% of IB Diploma students worldwide.

Aneshka Moudry led the way with 44 points, achieved by less than 1% of IB students on the planet.

Others who reached 40 or more were: Zara Abouharb, Giulia Argante, Madelaine Ball, Molly Box, Sophie Brixton, Zara Byng, Cecilia Catmur, Dewi Chappel, Giuseppe Cognata, Felicity Henry, Nathaniel Honey, Olivia Knowles, Choi Kiu Koo, Annabelle McKelvey, Eleanor Annabelle Milton, Ignacio Perinat, Alexia Ricart Panova, Dominic Tatchell, Lilith Weimer and Adam Wilson.

Three-quarters of students will be attending a Russell Group institution. Of those who have confirmed their university places through UCAS so far, the most popular destinations are: Exeter (10%), Durham and Edinburgh (6%), Oxbridge (5%), Loughborough, Nottingham, Warwick and UCL (4%).

Sarah Pearson, acting head, said: "We are delighted with these excellent results. Our students have secured places at a range of excellent universities, both in the UK and internationally."

They will be studying a wide range of subjects including medicine, mathematics, PPE, military history, biological sciences, molecular bioengineering, social anthropology, music, international business management, psychology, law, economics, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Ms Pearson said: "We know that the IB Diploma prepares young people so well for next steps and I am sure we will hear of our students' continued success. We are incredibly proud of our graduating cohort and wish them all the very best with their continued studies."

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