Windermere School has finished the 2017/18 academic year with another exceptional set of International Baccalaureate (IB) results.
In total, thirty five students took the IB, twenty-seven of whom took the IB Diploma, averaging 33.4 points. The mean world average in 2017 was 29.95 points. Just under half of the cohort obtained 34 points or more, with five students taking their place on the School Honour’s Board, having secured 40 points or more.
A further seven students followed the IB Career-related Programme, and these results have been outstanding. The IB Career-related Programme has been designed for career orientated students, offering them the opportunity to gain a certificate which combines practical and academic skills. All students following this programme of study passed, achieving some amazing results in their BTEC components.
Two students achieved Distinction*/Distinction* in Business and another student received Distinction*/Distinction* in Music. These scores are the equivalent of A* A* at A Level.
Other notable results included a Distinction/Distinction in Business, and two Distinction/Distinction grades in Sport (Outdoor Education), the equivalent of two A grade A Levels.
On the strength of these results, almost three-quarters of the students achieved their university offers, with 66% securing their first choice university and a further 20% securing their second choice, and another 9% are applying overseas. This means that 86% of the students have been accepted into their first or second choice of university. These universities included Edinburgh, St Andrews and University College London. All IBCP students successfully secured their first choice university, with one student being accepted at Glion University in Switzerland and another being awarded with a fully funded degree apprenticeship in Project Management at BAE Systems.
Headmaster, Ian Lavender, was delighted with the results, saying, “There were some very happy students in school this morning following this wonderful set of results. I am especially pleased for the large number of students who have secured their university offers, and particularly for the success of those who took the International Baccalaureate Career-related programme, as these results have been outstanding. I would also like to mention the staff, who offer exceptional levels of support to the students. They should feel very proud.”
The school would like to wish this year’s leavers the very best in all that they do.
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.