Stu­dent scores full marks

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

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

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