Bridgwater College students are celebrating their A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievement.
Mike Robbins, College Principal said,
“Our International Baccalaureate and A Level students have done themselves proud with some fantastic results. Their achievements reflect real determination and hard work throughout their time here. We are delighted that nearly every student going on to university has been able to secure their first choice place.”
Students studying the IBDP came from places as far away as New York, Bristol and Cardiff, besides the local area will now be taking up places at universities including Oxford, Exeter, Newcastle and Plymouth to study a wide range of subjects including Law, Psychology, Human Sciences, Politics, History, French and Biomedical Sciences.
The overall IBDP results were once again outstanding for passing students, with the average total point score achieved being 35 (out of a maximum of 45), compared to the IB World Standard of 30 points. 35 points is the equivalent of three A grades in A Levels. 50% of our students had average scores higher than 35.
Individual student successes included:
- Kerris (Kez) Chappell-Smith, who travelled from Cardiff to live in College accommodation at Cannington to study the Programme. She achieved 41 points and is going to read Human Sciences at Magdalen College, Oxford.
- Eloise Bagg, formerly of Crispin School in Street, achieved 39 points and is progressing to St Hilda’s College, Oxford to read Experimental Psychology.
- Olivia Reed commuted every day from Bristol to study the IBDP, AND achieved 38 points and is progressing to Exeter University to read History and French. Olivia, who previously studied at the International School of Toulouse continued a family tradition as her older sister had completed the IBDP in France.
- Megan Coutin who travelled from New York to study for the IBDP, achieved 36 points and is progressing to Newcastle University to study Politics and European Union Studies.
- Ellis Hillman, formerly of Bridgwater College Academy, achieved 34 points and a place to study Law at Exeter University.
- Katherine Hill, formerly of Haygrove School, Bridgwater, achieved 30 points and is progressing to Plymouth University to read Biomedical Sciences.
A Level students also did exceptionally well, with an overall 98% pass rate with 64% in the A* – C range. Nearly all students progressing to their first choice university, with the following deserving special praise.
Jacob Beard, formerly of King Alfred School in Burnham achieved an amazing 3 As in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and is off to study Physics at The University of Bristol.
Alice Best who previously studied at The Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar, secured As in Photography and Dance and a B in Textile Design and is going on to study Dance in London.
Danielle Owens, a previous student of Chilton Trinity Technology College in Bridgwater did really well achieving an A* in Psychology, an A in Media Studies and a B in English Language and Danielle is going on to study Psychology at Exeter University. Danielle said,
“I am really pleased with my results, they are better than I thought they would be. I’m going away for a nights spa break to celebrate!”
Alisha Paul, who studied her GCSEs at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Weston secured her place to study Dentistry at Queens University in Belfast by achieving As in Biology and Chemistry and a B in Mathematics. Alisha said,
“I am really really happy, all of my hard work has paid off. Tonight I’ll be celebrating with my family who are really proud of my achievements!”
Samuel Renton, previously of Chilton Trinity Technology College in Bridgwater, is going to study Maths at Exeter University after achieving an A* in Mathematics, an A in Further Mathematics and a C in Physics.
Jasmine Yeandle, a former student of Haygrove School, also did exceptionally well achieving an A* in Sociology, A in Government and Politics and a C in Economics. Jasmine is hoping to study Policy Politics and Economics at the University of Birmingham.
Kyle Gill, formerly of Hans Price Academy in Weston, is going on to study Criminal Psychology at Derby University after achieving an A* in English Language, a B in English Literature and a C in Psychology.
Jade Hurst, formerly of Haygrove School in Bridgwater is going on to study Sociology at Bristol University after achieving an A in Psychology, a B in Sociology and a C in Religious Studies.