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St Paul’s IB Diploma results excel!

St Paul’s IB Diploma results excel!

Kathleen, Wednesday 1, March 2017

The St Paul’s Grammar School, Penrith, class of 2016 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students received their results today, continuing the long history of outstanding academic achievement at the School.

Victoria Andrews is the dux of the St Paul’s class of 2016 achieving an IB score of 44 out of a maximum possible 45 equating to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.85!

A total of twelve students achieved IB scores of 33 or above, equating to ATARs above 90. The number of students in the IB cohort this year was 35, or approximately half of Year 12, 2016. IB Diploma results are not included in school rankings based on HSC scores and as such do not reflect St Paul’s Grammar School as one of the best schools in NSW in terms of academic results. Combining HSC and IB scores, fourteen students achieved ATARs above 90 (21%) and 31 students achieved ATARs above 80 (46%)!

Principal Ian Wake congratulated students, families and the staff of St Paul’s, commenting that: “These outstanding results reinforce St Paul's strong academic reputation and demonstrate the incredible value of a holistic education. We are very proud of each and everyone of our students and acknowledge their significant efforts over the course of their studies. They remain in our prayers as they commence a new and exciting stage of life.”

Director of Learning Services and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Coordinator, Mr. Antony Mayrhofer, praised the students, commenting: “The outstanding academic results of our International Baccalaureate graduates reflects their commitment to the IB over the past two years. The dedication of their teachers, whose vast IB experience in the classroom, as IB examiners and in IB curriculum development is un-equaled in Australia, must also be credited with these fine results. It should also be noted that as St Paul’s offers three IB Programmes, some of these students have only ever known an IB education! When considered together with this cohort’s excellent HSC results the academic achievement of our outgoing Year 12 is one that reflects a deep culture of excellence in teaching and learning at the school.”

The IB Diploma is a highly-regarded international senior secondary program of study that over 150,000 students world-wide sit for each year in more than one-hundred and thirty countries. It is an increasingly popular alternative to the HSC with a dozen Sydney Schools now offering the Diploma Programme. The International Baccalaureate offers a continuum of high-quality education that encourages international-mindedness, critical thinking, community service and a positive approach to learning. The IB is studied in more than 5,000 schools throughout the world.

This year’s exceptional IB Diploma results complement the success of the graduating HSC Class of 2016. Taken together, the IB Diploma and the HSC results affirm again St Paul’s standing as a leading non-selective co-educational school.

St Paul’s offers a continuum of IB education from Pre-K to Year 12. It has offered the Diploma Programme since 1990 and was the first NSW school to offer the IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes in 2003. Since 2006, approximately half of the St Paul’s senior school students have studied the IB Diploma and half the HSC.

For IB Diploma and results information contact:

Antony Mayrhofer
Director of Learning Services and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator

02 4776 4705