Windermere School’s outstanding results for Year 13

18 August 2022

As thousands of teenagers across the UK receive their A-level results today, Windermere School’s Year 13 average score was the equivalent of ABB at A level in their IB results.

The Class of 2022 achieved outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) results with a IBDP average of 33 points, a one hundred per cent pass rate despite a global pass rate decrease to 85% and the school’s highest ever number of bilingual diplomas: 47% against a global average of 28%. This means that almost half of all our graduating students completed elements of the course across two different languages putting them in a commanding position for both university and career outcomes.

Local candidate Amber Kenny achieved 42 points, which is equivalent to three A*s and an A grade at A-level. Bethan Handy achieved 41 points with Theodore Williams achieving 40. These are extraordinary achievements, as only 7% of IB candidates globally achieve more than 40 points.

Bethan Handy secured a place at Durham University to read Climate Science, with Amber Kenny reading PPE at the University Leeds. Daniella Redhead will be going to Newcastle to read Sociology and Martyna Binek will be reading Global Studies at York. We are also pleased for ex-student William Turner (2021) who will now be taking up his place to read Medicine at Aston University.

Headmaster Mr Tom Hill said: “I am extremely proud of our students and the IB results they have achieved. This cohort, above all others, have contended with so much in recent times and their efforts are writ large across these outcomes. They are ready for the future with both the currency of their grades and their strength of character. This is a testament not only to their dedication but to the selfless work of the staff at Windermere who have been with them every step of the way.”

Windermere School is an award-winning International Baccalaureate institution and the results for the Class of 2022 were released in early July. The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) is highly sought after by leading universities across the world and Sixth Form pupils at Windermere School study the course as an alternative to A-levels.