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Impington International Sixth Form celebrate outstanding set of IB results

Students at Impington International Sixth Form are celebrating another excellent year of achievement with the publication of the International Baccalaureate results.  This year an impressive 95% of the cohort achieved the full diploma (compared to the International pass rate of 78%). 

The average score of IVC students was 32 (equivalent to A, B, B at A-Level), and one student achieved an outstanding score of 42 points.  The results come on the back of the College’s Ofsted inspection earlier in the year which rightly praised the IB programme and the international dimension that lies at its heart.  The IB Diploma has been offered at the College since 1991 and Impington was only the second state school in the country to be authorised to deliver the academically rigorous programme. Many of the students who study at the College are from the EU and the referendum outcome could affect the College’s ability to recruit these students to its highly successful course.

Head of Post-16, Jo Sale, said

“It would be a travesty if we were unable to continue to accept these students who bring so much to our community, not just in school but in the local area too. The IB Diploma is about international mindedness and seeing the broader picture. It develops young people who are intellectually curious and have a deep understanding of our world.  These results are a testament to our students and the very hard working staff who support them day-in, day-out.”

The College sent letters to current and prospective students in the aftermath of the referendum result. It read:

“Like many state schools, we have a very significant number of students who we have admitted from across the EU; we want to assure all of you that our students from mainland Europe will continued to be very much welcome here at the school and in the Cambridge area as they always have been.  The vote to leave the EU is not representative of the majority of the College (indeed the students voted overwhelmingly to remain!) or indeed the wider Cambridge area, where there was a similar high support for EU membership.  There will be changes in the longer term; however we understand that it will take at least two years for the UK to negotiate and confirm its departure from the EU (and even then the actual terms affecting the movement of peoples, including education, will be debated at length).

We therefore have every intention of continuing to provide a truly excellent and international education for students from this country, Europe and the wider world.  I hope that you and your family will continue to support us in this and that you feel reassured that your child’s education will not be affected.”