BHS Students Earn Outstanding IB Results

July 12, 2016

The Bermuda High School [BHS] has announced the results of its 2016 International Baccalaureate [IB] Diploma, with 29 out of the 30 total students making up the graduating class entered for the full IB Diploma, of which 86 percent [25] were successful.

Former Head Student Sophia Marshall scored 42 out of a possible 45 points, placing her in the top 3.3% of students worldwide, and Margaret Dunne scored 40 points. Other top scorers were Sophie Booth, Fae Sapsford and Carolyn Soares, each achieving 37 points.

Alison Lamb achieved 36 points, while Namrata Bisht, Jack Harris, and Skye Robinson-Bean each earned 35 points.

The BHS average point score for those achieving the full Diploma was 33 points, which is well above the worldwide average of 30 points.

Head of School Linda Parker said, “We are thrilled to report outstanding results this year. Our high success rate for the full IB Diploma is particularly noteworthy because unlike many IB schools worldwide, we do not pre-select students for entry into the IB Diploma.

“Instead, all students are given the opportunity to attempt this challenging programme and fulfill their potential.”

BHS Students-IB Results

Kate Ross, Head of IB & IB Coordinator, said, “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 unfailing hard work and tenacity.

“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 education 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 delighted to see that their BHS experience has paved the way for further success.”

A spokesperson said, “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.

“Margaret Dunne received early acceptance to the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, to major in Fiber Science. Sophie Booth, Fae Sapsford and Carolyn Soares will be attending McGill University, the University of Nottingham and Wilfred Laurier University, respectively.

“Other acceptances came from Acadia, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and Dalhousie in Canada; Wake Forest University and University of Georgia in the US; Bangor University, Middlesex University and the Universities of Brighton, Kent, Manchester and Nottingham in the UK.”

Mrs. Parker said, “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 expertise and unwavering commitment to helping our 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.”

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  1. No Longer A Memeber says:

    Well done! Congratulations! IB is one of the most difficult programs in the world and this shows with hard work and dedication, small Bermuda can produce world class individuals. To the lady who scored 42 that is amazing. You must have worked extremely hard to be in top 3% world wide. Your parents and teachers are proud of all of you, keep up the fine work!!!!

  2. Gabriel says:

    Congratulations! Well done! Glad to see these student thriving!