STUDENTS at The Sixth Form College, Solihull, are looking forward to the future after the results of the International Baccalaureate Diploma came through on Monday.
The Baccalaureate is a highly regarded international qualification, common in France and Spain, which is offered by the College as an alternative to A Levels.
The course is a two year qualification in which students study six subjects, including English, Mathematics, a foreign language and a science.
Two top IB students this year are Thomas Lumb and Melisa Saniye Ekizoglu, (pictured) who both achieved a grade of 40 in their diplomas.
Shirley resident Thomas Lumb commented: “I’m really pleased with my grade. I only needed a grade of 33 to get my place at university, so I’ve done better than I hoped. The course has been hard work, but fantastic and I’m glad I chose to study the IB. It is a very broad, well-rounded course that has enabled me to study a range of subjects and I have enjoyed it.”
Another successful student is Victoria Ellery-Jones, an ex-Tudor Grange pupil who achieved a grade of 36 in her diploma.
Paul Ashdown, college principal said: “These excellent results are the culmination of two years of hard work from the students and staff here and at Tudor Grange School. We congratulate them on their success and wish the students well in their university studies. We also look forward to another set of outstanding results when A Levels are revealed on August 20.”