Year 11 Results 2019

Sevenoaks School is again celebrating outstanding examination results for Year 11.


  • Over 87% of all examinations were graded A or A* equivalent
  • 116 students gained nine or more A*/A grades equivalent

This year sees even more subjects moving to the new GCSEs graded 1–9. The highest grade 9 was harder to achieve than the previous A*, in a tougher, revised GCSE exam system.

While for many schools in England most of their GCSEs will be graded 1-9, Sevenoaks School students take a mixture of GCSEs, IGCSEs and SSC (Sevenoaks School Certificate), where many results are still graded A*-G. All students took three separate IGCSE sciences, Mathematics and English Language. We were particularly delighted by the success in our own externally moderated Sevenoaks School Certificate in English Literature, now in its ninth year, and by the results in their fifth awarding year of Art, Drama, Music, Technology (Robotics) and Technology (Visual Communications).

The Acting Head, Theresa Homewood, said, ‘These results are excellent, and a superb achievement for both students and teachers. We are delighted that our students start the IB Diploma Programme with such strong qualifications.’

Results summary

IB Results 2019

Many congratulations to the Class of 2019 on their outstanding examination results.

At 224 students, this cohort is the largest we have taught and among the biggest of UK and global IB schools. Together they have achieved the remarkable average Diploma score of 39.4 points; about ten points above the world average.

Fifteen students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 19 securing 44 points and another 13 securing 43 points. Over 50 per cent of the cohort achieved 40 points or more – a truly excellent result.

The median score at Sevenoaks is 40.

It’s wonderful to celebrate again another cohort’s success in the IB, the global gold standard of education. Our students will proceed to the world’s best universities and go on to make an outstanding contribution to society.’

Dr Katy Ricks

  • 15 students gained the maximum 45 points
  • 19 students gained 44 points
  • 118 students gained 40 or more points 
  • The mean score is 39.4
  • The median point score is 40

Over 160,000 students from 153 countries took the IB Diploma last year. The IB’s outlook is invaluable, instilling in our young people the capacity to understand and prosper in the global community, as well as providing an outstanding entry to university.

Results summary

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