Earlier this week, our Year 13 pupils received a record-breaking set of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme results. These excellent results secured the pupils places at prestigious universities in Scotland, further afield in the UK and across the globe including Durham, King's College London, the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, and Wingate University, North Carolina.
This year's average score for the Diploma Programme is an all-time high of 36 points, with around a quarter of our leavers scoring 40 points or more, placing them in the top 7% of candidates across the globe.
Two pupils, Bethany Gavine and Martin Dandalov, achieved a perfect score of 45 points - a truly incredible accomplishment, and one which was achieved by just 300 pupils across the globe this year. They plan to study Architecture and Economics respectively. Other standout successes included 44 points for James Mackenzie-Page who will go on to read Physics at the University of St Andrews and 42 points apiece for Deputy Heads of School Zac Kunwar and Isla Thomson, who will go on to study Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and Geography at Durham University.
This year also marked the first cohort of students completing the Career-related Programme at St Leonards. We are delighted that they graduate with a 100% pass rate and will go on to read business-related courses at prestigious higher education institutions including Hult International Business School and Glion Institute of Higher Education, to name just two examples.
Commenting on the results, Mr Brian, the Head, said: "I am incredibly proud of this year's outstanding International Baccalaureate results. They are a testament to the hard work and determination of our students, who have been prepared for life - Ad Vitam- and who I know will go on to do great things. Many congratulations to our 2022 leavers."
We wish our leavers all the best as they embark upon the next chapter of their educational journeys.