IBDP pupils secure places at top universities; score above worldwide average

July 21, 2020

Bradfield pupils have excelled on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in difficult circumstances, collectively achieving an average of close to 35 points and in doing so securing places at top universities both in the UK and abroad.

The points average of 34.84, well above the worldwide average of 29.9, is testament to the strength of the cohort, the efforts of pupils and teachers and the strong reputation of the qualification. Nearly a quarter of the cohort scored 39 points and over (UCAS equate 40 points to approximately four A*s at A Level) and 84% of pupils scored between 5 and 7 points in all of their subjects. These are impressive feats, earned amidst the uncertainty caused by the cancellation of examinations in May.

80% of the cohort have had their places confirmed at either their first or second choice; to read degrees such as Biochemistry, Psychology, History, Law, Geography and Business Management. Some pupils who have met the offer grades for their first-choice universities are still awaiting confirmation of their places from the institutions via UCAS, among them two medics.

Pupils will be attending excellent institutions when higher education resumes later this year including Edinburgh (5), St Andrew’s, Imperial, Durham (2), Bristol, KCL, Nottingham, Newcastle, York and, ever popular among Bradfield pupils, Exeter (7). 70% of the cohort will attend Russell Group universities and 90% will be at Sutton Trust ‘Top 30’ universities.

The remainder of the cohort either have decided to make a post-results application and take a gap year or have made an application to a university overseas with a notable success at McGill in Canada and The University of California, Los Angeles.

We congratulate all our pupils on their successes and wish them the best of luck as they explore the world beyond Bradfield.