Student scores full marks
A pupil at Ashford’s Norton Knatchbull School has been congratulated by head teacher Susanne Staab for achieving full marks in his International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
Julian Gray, 18, from Tenterden, scored 45 out of 45 points – an achievement only managed by 108 students of the 127,000 who took the exams nationwide.
“It’s hard to describe my reaction to achieving full marks,” said Julian, who will be going to Oxford University in October to study Chinese.
“It was definitely a really pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting to have scored so highly; I’m very pleased.”
Although he has yet to decide on a future career path, he is considering working as a translator and would like to work for an international organisation such as the United Nations.
Norton Knatchbull began offering pupils the chance to study the IB diploma as an alternative to A-levels back in April 2006.
Julian Gray is congratulated by head teacher Susanne Staab