Key Stage 5 Results
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students in our ever changing world.
In a study commissioned by the International Baccalaureate, data taken from a four year period was analysed and compared to other qualifications in order to determine how IB students performed against students from non-IB curricula. In summary, they found that IB students performed significantly better than non-IB students across all four fields tested in the International Schools' Assessment. Specifically in Math and Reading-related fields, it was clear that IB students outperform average results.
Like A Levels and other Level 3 Qualifications, students are awarded points based on their grade score. The maximum points score is 45 points, a pass is 24 points and the world average is 29.7 points. Parkside Sixth students gain an average point score of 31.3 points with a number of students scoring 40+ (fewer than 0.5% of students gain 45 points). Our pass rate for the IB Diploma has been 100% for the last three years and a higher than average number of our students go on to Higher Education.