Perfect points in Bacc challenge
Students, staff and parents at Ashford’s Norton Knatchbull School have been celebrating the record-breaking results for the International Baccalaureate they received on Saturday.
A new record was set by Julian Gray, who gained the full 45 points in the IB Diploma. He is going to Oxford University to study Chinese. Three students have places at Cambridge. Daniel Stanyon achieved 44 points and will read philosophy, Thomas Hitchcock 42 and will study natural sciences and Charles Barker 41 points and will take human, social and political science.
Assistant head teacher Jamie MacLean said: “We offer the IB Diploma because we believe that it provides an exciting and challenging education and is an excellent preparation for university study.”
Susan Farrant, head of sixth form, said: “The high-ranking Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, are very keen to offer places to students who have such a strong academic and wider skills profile.”