PARKSIDE SIXTH CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE RESULTS 2023
~ School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) students set to take up places at some of the country’s top universities ~
Last week, students and staff at Parkside Sixth are celebrating after Sixth Formers received their International Baccalaureate (IB) results.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a globally recognised course – equivalent to A Levels – which sees students study six academic subjects, alongside the IB Core which consists of Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). Rather than the more traditional A Level grades, Sixth Form students are awarded points scores with a total of 45 representing a perfect grade across the board.
This year, Sixth Formers at Parkside Sixth were awarded an average points score of 31.2, with all students studying a language, a science, maths, English and a humanity as required by the IB. Impressively, two students, Alex and Lucia achieved bilingual diplomas, after completing language and literature studies in a different language to their other subjects.
Buoyed by their results, students will now be taking up their places at a range of the country’s top academic institutions, including Russell Group universities. One standout performance came from Cara who achieved 41 points and will now be going on to read English and French at Somerville College, University of Oxford.
Other destinations for Parkside Sixth Formers include the University of Warwick, University of Sussex, University of Sheffield and BIMM University. There, students will be studying a wide range of courses such as Biomedical Systems Engineering, Politics and Modern Languages and Cultures, and Songwriting.
Rachel Biltcliffe, Head of Sixth Form at Parkside Community College, said:
“Congratulations to our cohort of Year 13 IB students for all their hard work over the past two years. The IB is a challenging undertaking, requiring real determination and academic rigour, however our students have shown their commitment with this strong set of results. It is particularly pleasing to see so many of them securing their first-choice university destination, both in the UK and internationally. We look forward to watching them take their next steps in their academic journey.”
Craig Morrison, Executive Principal at Parkside Community College, said:
“At Parkside Sixth staff are entirely committed to supporting students in reaching and, where possible, exceeding their goals. We are therefore delighted to see so many of our IB students doing just that, reaching their goal points score and securing their university of choice. Well done to all those who received their results this week and saw their hard work come to fruition.”