IB results

201820172016 2015 2014
Number of candidates 216216205 206213195
Grade 7 HL 45.1%39.6%59.3% 50.6% 44.3%
Grade 7-6 HL 81.6%89.4%84.9% 82.5% 83.5%
Grade 7-5 HL 96.2%97.8%94.8% 96.0% 98.4%
45 pts total1724 7 13 9
40+ pts total 120143120 104 105
Average pts total 39.640.6 39.8 39.2 39.1

IB Results 2018

Many congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their outstanding examination results – among our best results in recent years from one of our largest cohorts.

At 216 students, our cohort is among the biggest of UK and world-wide IB schools, and together they achieved the remarkable average diploma score of 39.6 points (ten points above the world average, 29.8). The median is 40, and the mode, for the 2nd year running, is 44 points.

Seventeen students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 26 securing 44 points and another 20 securing 43 points. Over 55% of the cohort achieved 40 points or more – a truly excellent result.

We are once again delighted by our students’ performance. These tremendous results are a validation of the school’s ethos and approach to learning: we teach our students how to think.

Dr Katy Ricks, Head

• 17 students gained the maximum 45 points for the IB Diploma
• 26 students gained 44 points
• 120 students gained diplomas with 40 or more points
• The mean points score is 39.6 
• The modal points score is 44
• The median points score is 40

Over 160,000 students from over 153 countries took the IBDP in 2018. 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


IB Results 2017: a record-breaking year!

Many congratulations to the Class of 2017 on their outstanding examination results. At 216 students, our cohort was among the biggest of UK and worldwide IB schools, and together they achieved the remarkable average diploma score of 40.6 points (ten points above the world average). 

Twenty four students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 34 securing 44 points and another 26 securing 43 points. Over 66% of the cohort achieved 40 points or more – an exceptional result.

The Head, Dr Katy Ricks, said, ‘We are once again delighted by our students’ performance. These exceptional results are a validation of the school’s ethos and approach to learning. A parent said to me only this week: 'Sevenoaks teaches its students how to think.’

  • 24 students gained the maximum 45 points for the IB Diploma
  • 34 students gained 44 points
  • 143 students gained diplomas with 40 or more points
  • The average points score per student was 40.6

Nearly 150,000 students from over 136 countries took the IBDP in 2017. The IB’s outlook is invaluable, instilling in our young people the capacity to understand and prosper in the global community, as well as an outstanding entry to university.

Detailed breakdown by subject


IB Results 2016

Many congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their excellent examination results. 

  • 7 students gained the maximum 45 points for the IB Diploma
  • 21 students gained 44 points
  • 28 students secured 43 points
  • 120 students (nearly 60% of the cohort) gained diplomas with 40 or more points; an exceptional result
  • The average points score per student was 39.8

Nearly 150,000 students from over 136 countries took the IBDP – this highlights the truly global nature of the IB qualification. The IB’s outlook is needed now more than ever for our young people to prosper in the increasingly global community. 

Details of the exam results

The UK top IB schools, listed by cohort size


IB Results 2015

Many congratulations to the Class of 2015 on their excellent examination results.

  • The cohort of 206 students was among the largest of UK IB schools.
  • 13 students gained the maximum 45 points for the IB Diploma
  • 19 students gained 44 points
  • 22 students gained 43 points
  • 104 students gained diplomas with 40 or more points
  • The average points score per student was 39.2 (nine points above the world average).

Download the IB Results 2015