On Tuesday 6th July, the 2021 International Baccalaureate Diploma results were released bringing excellent news for the 61 members of the Fettes Upper Sixth Form who have been following the IB pathway for the past two years. Grades were calculated using a combination of internally awarded predicted grades and externally marked components. The IB has continued to flourish at Fettes and the cohort scored an impressive average score of 39.4 points.
31 candidates, (51%), gained 40 points or more whilst 72% of the candidates gained or exceeded a score of 38 points. Five students deserve special mention for achieving a total of 45 points, an exceptional achievement demonstrating their academic rigour and diligence.
At Higher Level, 88% of all grades were a 7 or a 6, whilst the equivalent figure at Standard Level was 74%. In terms of UCAS points, the average score for the whole cohort was 240, the equivalent in A Level terms of over 4 A*s.
Throughout the last tumultuous two years, our IB candidates have shown incredible resilience and maturity. Every student should be proud of their efforts and celebrate their hard work and commitment to academic excellence. We are delighted that 90% have met the conditions of their first choice of university. Whatever their next steps, we ask them to remember the skills they have learnt at Fettes and embrace all future opportunities in the knowledge that we are always here to support them.
“These impressive results reflect great credit on all of our IB candidates and their teachers. These results are a just reward for their focused hard work and willingness to think and learn independently. I wish every one of them well in their future endeavours at university and beyond.”
Helen F Harrison, Head