11th July 2023
Sixth Form pupils at King Edward’s Witley have been celebrating their IB Diploma results today with an open air prize-giving, in the heart of the picturesque Surrey Hills, before a gala dinner at Ironmongers’ Hall in London. A cohort of 16 pupils have been following a broad and diverse curriculum over the past 2 years that helps them become reflective, principled and curious learners and empowers them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become confident, independent learners inspired to make a positive contribution to society when they leave.
The average points score for pupils who completed the Diploma was 32.3 points, significantly above the global average of 30.2 points. Nearly two thirds of pupils of all grades were level 5 and above (equivalent to A* – C) which is all the more impressive given that this was the first set of public exams pupils had sat. Whilst all pupils have demonstrated tremendous resilience over the course of their studies, and we are proud of their wider contributions to school life during their time, a few pupils deserve a special mention. In particular, Tristan Braun, achieved the joint highest ever score in the school of 44 points which puts him in the top 1.5% of pupils worldwide. He returns to Austria for National Service before hoping to study Economics and Politics at LSE or Cambridge next year. Similarly, Olian Gonzalez Montoya, from Spain, achieved an impressive score and Natalie Fung, from China, secured a place at the University of Warwick to read History and Politics with a score of 37 points. Special mention should also go to Kateryna Gomolska, from the Ukraine, who successfully passed the Diploma and embarks on a career in Politics and Economics.
Mrs Joanna Wright, Head, says, “I would like to congratulate all our IB pupils. The programme of study provides an exciting and challenging learning experience across many disciplines. These senior pupils have worked hard and achieved some very good results. Many of our pupils gained higher than the global average of 30.2 and they can now look forward to the next chapter of their lives – we wish them all the very best.
Each pupil’s success has been supported and inspired by our dedicated and expert teachers who have worked hard and often gone beyond in order to prepare pupils to gain their best grades. I would like to thank them.
King Edward’s Witley is in the midst of a huge investment programme benefiting all pupils, but especially those progressing into the Sixth Form. Our graduating pupils are the first cohort to have enjoyed our bespoke Upper Sixth Form House which features ensuite study rooms, collaborative learning spaces, communal spaces and a professional kitchen set up which enables them to hone their culinary skills ahead of their transition to Higher Education. This
year the school also unveiled a brand new library and café and the program continues next year with the refurbishment and update of the Design Technology building. This is indicative of the school’s commitment to providing a first class education and building a collaborative learning community that is united by diversity. For further information on the school and/or the transformational Foundation Bursaries the school offers to support pupils with a boarding need, please contact email@example.com.