Windermere School’s Class of 2022 have achieved outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) results with a IBDP average of 33 points, a one hundred per cent pass rate, and the school’s highest ever number of bilingual diplomas: 47%. 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.


A total of twenty-nine students sat the IB this year. Seventeen of the cohort were Diploma students, three of whom will claim their place on the School Honours Board, which recognises IB students who achieve 40 points or more.  Bethan Handy achieved 41 points with Amber Kenny and Theodore Williams achieving 40. These are extraordinary achievements, as only 7% of IB candidates globally achieve more than 40 points.


On the strength of the recent results, over 70% of pupils immediately secured their first-choice courses at prestigious universities. This figure is in-line with our five-year average. A further 13% secured their insurance choice, and the remainder successfully secured places through the Clearing process. These universities included University College London, Exeter University, Edinburgh University, St. Andrews and the University of Manchester.

* Data for previous years is available on request



Headmaster, Tom Hill said, “I am extremely proud to be able to announce the IB results published this morning. This cohort, above all others, have contended with so much in recent times and their efforts are writ large across the results we have seen today. 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.”

This cohort more than any other had the greatest of challenges, having been deprived of external examination experience for 2 years and needing to return to a system looking to recalibrate standards. These results show how their resilience has shone through. Since 2017, when Windermere School was named The Sunday Times IB School of the Year, the School has continued to build on its success in presenting candidates for the IB Diploma. This year, nine students (53%) gained 34 points or more in the IB Diploma, with over 70% of students immediately securing their first-choice courses at prestigious universities.


Mean point score31.833.635.133.733.734.536.332.9
Mean grade above world average1.
Mean grade per examination session5.035.55.515.535.535.435.85.24
Mean grade above world average0.330.680.70.560.760.350.5
Pass rate (%) per examination session86.70100.0096.9096.3010094.7096.40100
% above world average5.9020.6718.4718.1422.179.527.47
% of Bilingual Diplomas38.5041.9032.0033.3326.5028.9027.0147
% above world average15.4619.289.3810.512.743.03-2.01
Highest score per examination session4343444343454541
Mean BTEC UCAS Tariff points
Number of Students --491089
Mean tariff points--88951029467


University/CompanyUniversity Course/Apprenticeship
University of St AndrewsPsychology
Cardiff UniversityModern Languages and Translation
Cardiff UniversityPsychology with Professional Placement
Loughborough UniversityPsychology with Criminology (with placement year)
University of ExeterGeography
University of SheffieldQuantitative Social Sciences
The University of EdinburghEnglish Literature
University of St Andrews Global Online Year One
University of GlasgowGeography/Social & Public Policy (SocSci)
University of BrightonBiological Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year
King's College London, University of LondonGlobal Health and Social Medicine
University of ChesterInternational Business Management (with Professional Placement Year)
University of ManchesterPsychology
Lancaster UniversityManagement and Information Technology
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness with Management
Keele UniversityHistory
Royal Holloway, University of LondonManagement with International Business (Year in Business)
University Academy 92 (UA92)Business Studies
University of BrightonBiological Sciences
University of SussexMedia Production
Lancaster UniversityLaw with Criminology
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness Management
Lancaster UniversityHuman Geography
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness Management
University of CumbriaNursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing
University of St AndrewsBiology
Kent and Medway Medical SchoolMedicine
UCL, London UniversityBiological Sciences
Lancaster UniversityBusiness Management (Industry)
University of ExeterEnglish and Drama
Lancaster UniversityBusiness Economics (Industry)
University of HuddersfieldPsychology with Counselling
University of BirminghamChemistry with Business Management
Northumbria University, NewcastleSport Management
University of AberdeenEconomics and Finance


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