International Baccalaureate (IB) students at St Leonards are now destined for universities across Scotland and beyond with an excellent set of exam results. IB2 students scored an average of 32 points in their final IB Diploma exams, surpassing the worldwide average mark of 29.
As a result St Leonards students are now set for universities including Glasgow, Aberdeen, Manchester and overseas to Germany, France, Canada and the United States of America. The subjects they will study include Medicine, Modern Languages, Law and Economics.
Among the top grades, are last year’s Head Boy and Head Girl, Curtis Stiles and Eilidh Baird. Curtis scored 41 and will be heading state side after the summer to study at the prestigious Brown University. Eilidh from St Andrews scored 40 points and is now set to study medicine at Lancaster University; Zhijun Hong gained 41 points and is off to Warwick University to study Maths. Gianmaria Amodeo will be travelling to Paris from his native Italy to study at the internationally renowned Sciences Po.
Also heading to America is 2014 leaver, Susie Clements from St Andrews. After taking a gap year, Susie has accepted an unconditional place at Harvard University. Susie is the first St Leonards student to attend Harvard as an undergraduate.
Curtis and Susie may be joined state side by two other current St Leonards Sixth Form students, one in the final stages of attaining a sports scholarship to Princeton University and the other destined for Canada, with an unconditional offer for McGill in Montreal.
The Headmaster of St Leonards, Dr Michael Carslaw said, “I am delighted for all of our students who have now been rewarded for their hard work over the past two years. As the Duke of Wellington once said, 'Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.’ A love of learning, is a habit that good schools, like St Leonards inculcate in young people. You’ll need it at university, at work, and simply to make the most of enjoying life.”