UPDATE: Braintree Sixth Form celebrates some excellent A-level results - including a top world performer in the International Baccalaureate

Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy

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Braintree Sixth Form students celebrated some excellent results - including one of the world’s top achievers in the International Baccalaureate.

The pass rates were 69 per cent for A* to C and the overall pass rate was 97.4 per cent for A* to E.

Among the top A-Level achievers were Aimee Mason and Emma Norris, who both secured three A*.

Aimee will read English and American literature and creative writing at the University of Kent and Emma will go to Queen Mary University in London to read maths with business management.

Twins Kellie and Aimee Barker clocked up six A* to B grades between them and will both be studying at the University of Kent, where Kellie will read sociology and Aimee has opted for Hispanic studies.

International Baccalaureate students gained an average point score of 30, well above international averages.

Top performer Fathema Rahman achieved 38, which is worth more UCAS points than four A* grades at A level and places her in the top eight per cent of IB students in the world.

She will read law at Queen Mary University in London.

Other high scoring IB students include Charlotte Turner, who has gained a place at Exeter University, just a year after her sister Savannah left Braintree Sixth Form for the University of St Andrew’s, and Abbie Vickers who will read accounting and management at the University of Essex.

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4:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Congratulations to all those who did really well. However, most employers have no idea how the International Bacalaureate compares to A levels or a clue what UCAS points mean.
Congratulations to all those who did really well. However, most employers have no idea how the International Bacalaureate compares to A levels or a clue what UCAS points mean. The Stinker Returns
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10:54pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Boris says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
Congratulations to all those who did really well. However, most employers have no idea how the International Bacalaureate compares to A levels or a clue what UCAS points mean.
Once they have got their degrees, the students' IB or A level performances will be largely irrelevant.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to all those who did really well. However, most employers have no idea how the International Bacalaureate compares to A levels or a clue what UCAS points mean.[/p][/quote]Once they have got their degrees, the students' IB or A level performances will be largely irrelevant. Boris
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10:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Boris says...

More to the point, whereabouts in Braintree was the photo captioned "Jumping for joy" taken?
More to the point, whereabouts in Braintree was the photo captioned "Jumping for joy" taken? Boris
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