Students celebrate exam success

Steyning's International Baccalaureate students have been praised for their achievements
Steyning's International Baccalaureate students have been praised for their achievements
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INTERNATIONAL Baccalaureate students have been praised for their achievements.

Steyning Grammar School head girl Emma Watson-Jones has become its top-scoring IB student, achieving 41 points out of 45.

She has secured a hospital job as a senior laboratory assistant for her gap year, and will then be reading medicine at Cardiff University.

The sixth form college, in Shooting Field, has been delivering the IB Diploma for three years, with students scoring an average of 32.44 points this year.

Danielle Cook, IB co-ordinator, said: “We are immensely proud of this group of highly-motivated young people.

“They have embraced all aspects of the Diploma and what they have achieved in the past two years goes far beyond a collection of grades.

“They have excelled in so many areas and developed into ambitious learners with a unique set of skills ready to enter a global world.”

The IB is more challenging than A-levels and recognised as the leader in international education. The school says its global perspective and broad base give students many career advantages.

Sally Randall, sixth form college director, said 13 of the higher/standard subject areas had achieved results above the world average.

She added: “Students have worked with commitment, embracing all aspects of the IB Learner Profile over the last two years.”

The school became an IB World School in 2008 and will welcome its fifth group of students in September.

Head teacher Chris Taylor said: “They have worked extremely hard and I feel proud once again to be associated with such positive, independent and engaged learners.”