Students hit high notes in exam results

Scarborough College students delighted with their IB certificates,joined by headteacher Isobel Nixon. 112726a
Scarborough College students delighted with their IB certificates,joined by headteacher Isobel Nixon. 112726a

STUDENTS from a Scarborough college are revelling in exam excellence after scoring top results.

The youngsters from Scarborough College, in Filey Road, are celebrating after achieving high marks in their International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The school saw 95 per cent of its students gain the diploma which covers six subjects, including maths, science and a modern language.

The results put Scarborough College in the top 35 nationwide for schools taking the exams.

Headteacher Isobel Nixon said she was proud of the students’ efforts.

She said: “The qualification guarantees that students are well equipped for the future.

“There is a shortage of students with these subjects and therefore, they are well placed in this difficult economic climate.”

The exam is based on a points scoring system with 67 per cent of students impressively gaining more than 30 points, significantly boosting their university prospects.

There were notable successes with Harsh Samarendra and Natasha Griffiths each scoring 41 points.

Harsh will now going on to study medicine at Oxford University’s Keble College and Natasha using her extensive language skills to study linguistics at University College, in London.

Mrs Nixon added: “The diploma and certificate allow students of all abilities to fulfil their potential and their ambitions. The international tone of the sixth form means students are also well placed to apply to study at universities in Europe, the USA and beyond.”