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2016 IB Results

IB Diploma recipients achieved a 100% pass rate in the individual subjects, and 29 out of the 30 students in the graduating class were entered for the full IB Diploma and 25 (86%) were successful. The BHS average Diploma point score for those achieving the full Diploma was 33 points; which is well above the worldwide average of 30 points.

Head of School, Mrs. Linda Parker commented, “We are thrilled to report outstanding results this year with our former Head Student, Sophia Marshall, scoring 42 points, placing her in the top 3.3% of students worldwide, and Margaret Dunne scoring 40 points, out of a possible 45 points.Other top scorers are as follows: Sophie Booth, Jessica Sapsford and Carolyn Soares achieved 37 points; Alison Lamb achieved 36 points while Namrata Bisht, Jack Harris William Campbell and Skye Robinson-Bean were each awarded 35 points. Our high success rate for the full IB Diploma is particularly noteworthy as unlike many IB schools worldwide, we do not pre-select students for entry into the IB Diploma; but rather all students are given the opportunity to attempt this challenging programme and fulfill their potential. 

Sophia Marshall web    Margaret Dunne web    Carolyn Soares web    Fae Sapsford web    Sophie Booth web    Alison Lamb web 

(L-R: Sophia Marshall, 42, Margaret Dunne, 40, Carolyn Soares, 37, Fae Sapsford, 37, Sophie Booth, 37, Alison Lamb, 36)

Jack Harris web  William Campbell   Namrata Bisht web   Skye Robinson Bean web

(L-R Jack Harris, 35, William Campbell 35, Namrata Bisht, 35, Skye Robinson-Bean, 35)


“Furthermore”, added Mrs. Kate Ross, IB Coordinator and Head of Senior Years, “this year, as in previous years, we are pleased that students for whom the IB programme might have been considered too challenging, attained the IB Diploma with the help and guidance of our teachers, the support of peers and parents and their own hard work. Over half of this particular cohort of students have been with us since Year 1, so it has been rewarding to watch them complete their BHS journey and realise the academic success that they have worked so hard to achieve. For the other students who joined us at various stages, we are pleased to see that their BHS experience has prepared them for further success.”

Students from the graduating class of 2016 have been offered places to pursue degree courses in Canada, the US and the UK. Top scorer, Sophia Marshall will pursue her BSc in Accounting and Finance with The London School of Economics, and Margaret Dunne received early acceptance to the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY to major in Fiber Science. Other acceptances came from Acadia, McGill University, University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University in Canada, Dalhousie and University of Georgia in the US, and the Universities of Brighton, Kent, Manchester and Nottingham in the UK.

Mrs. Parker concluded, “BHS continues to affirm its mission of educating its students to the highest international standards and to fostering confident, resilient and responsible global citizens. We thank our talented and supportive teachers for their unwavering commitment and subject expertise in helping these students achieve their highest potential. We are proud of all of our IB students for their strong work ethic, focus and determination to achieve their best against the challenging IB academic standard. We are confident that our graduates are well-prepared for their future endeavours, and we wish them continued success.”