In­ter­na­tional stu­dents celebrate their suc­cess

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Nathan Spen­de­low

MELVYNN Bragg’s novel The Hired Man will be per­formed at the Com­pass Theatre in Ick­en­ham next month.

Hilling­don Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety will bring the story to life as a mu­si­cal drama by Howard Goodall. It tells of a fam­ily in Cum­bria at the be­gin­ning of the 20th Cen­tury and the ef­forts of a fa­ther to gain farm work as a hired man.

The pro­duc­tion will also touch on the First World War and its tragic con­se­quences on the fam­ily.

A spokesman for the pro­duc­tion said: “It is a gritty story of hard work­ing folk.”

Hilling­don Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety has been per­form­ing mu­si­cals on an am­a­teur ba­sis for the past 60 years.

The Hired Man will run from Septem­ber 30 to Oc­to­ber 3.

For tick­ets call the box of­fice on 01895 847457. A LEVEL re­sults day is this Thurs­day for the rest of the bor­ough, but at the ACS Hilling­don Amer­i­can school the wait is over.

Pupils were in­formed of their In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Diploma re­sults on July 6 with nearly 20 per cent achiev­ing 40 points or above, worth more than 600 UCAS points.

To put this into per­spec­tive, four A* grades at A-level are worth 560 UCAS points.

More than half of the stu­dents achieved a grade six or seven, the equiv­a­lent of grades A and A* at A-Level, in in­di­vid­ual IB sub­ject com­po­nents. One fifth of stu­dents were awarded bilin­gual diplo­mas lan­guages

in in­clud­ing French, Ital­ian and Man­darin.

ACS Hilling­don as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal, Chris Green said: “The class of 2015 should be in­cred­i­bly proud of their suc­cess – by com­plet­ing the IB Diploma, a worl­drenowned qual­i­fi­ca­tion, they have opened the door to so many pos­si­bil­i­ties, and are fully equipped to take on any chal­lenges that may come their way.”

More than 20 ACS Hilling­don In­ter­na­tional School stu­dents re­cently re­ceived the re­sults of their Ad­vanced Place­ment (AP) stud­ies, with 62 per cent achiev­ing a grade three or above.

Two stu­dents were also granted an AP Scholar with Hon­ours Award and one stu­dent re­ceived an AP Scholar with Dis­tinc­tion Award.

The AP pro­gramme is taught in 116 coun­tries, and en­ables stu­dents to earn valu­able credit at univer­si­ties in North Amer­ica who are keen to ac­cept stu­dents who can demon­strate they are hard-work­ing and com­mit­ted.

Mr Green added: “Our stu­dents’ suc­cess is thanks to the great ef­forts of the teach­ers, the sup­port from par­ents and of course their own hard work. I wish them all the best for their fu­ture ca­reers.”

n CEL­E­BRA­TION: Stu­dents from the ACS Hilling­don Class of 2015

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