Warwick Academy students excel in International Baccalaureate
Six students from Warwick Academy achieved 40 or more points in their International Baccalaureate in a first for the school, headteacher David Horan has revealed.
The private school – the oldest in Bermuda and said to be the oldest continuously functioning school in the western hemisphere – also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate across its IB Diploma candidates, a 100 per cent pass rate across the IB Individual Subjects, and a 100 per cent pass rate across the BTEC courses.
Mr Horan said the results came despite the fact that students had their exams cancelled and moved to a non-examination route at the last minute as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: “Whilst this was done with tremendous disappointment, when reflecting on the examination successes we must be very pleased with the outcome.
“I am deeply proud of every one of our students and greatly respect what they have achieved in the face of unprecedented circumstances.
“They have shown much resilience and flexibility and their achievements go wider than what is reflected in these results.”
Students also scored the school’s highest ever average point score for the school’s IB Diploma at 36.3, compared to the 33 point world average.
Mr Horan said the results represented “a ‘best ever’ for Warwick Academy, and what we understand is a ‘best ever’ for a school in Bermuda.”
Mr Horan said 60 per cent of the sixth form students achieved 36 points of more while many Individual Subject candidates achieved 30 or more points.
Mr Horan added: “We often talk about the various pathways available to students in our sixth form and that our most important measure is their success in gaining admissions to the best universities and colleges around the world. Again, our graduates did not disappoint with 100 per cent achieving what they needed for their tertiary option.”
The full results are as follows:
Top IB Diploma results (38 points and above out of a possible 45):
Noah da Silva scored 43 points, and heads to Dartmouth College in the USA to study Biological & Geological Sciences
An Mei Daniels – 42 – University of Exeter in the UK to study an Integrated Masters in Natural Sciences
Daniel Maske – 42 – University of St Andrews in the UK to study Astrophysics
Isobelle Crayford – 41 – University of Bristol in the UK to study Geography with Innovation
Liam Flannery – 41 – University of Colorado, Boulder in the USA to study Chemistry
Jayden Parker – 40 – University of Guelph in Canada to study Biomedical Sciences leading to Veterinary Medicine
McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett – 39 – University of Bristol in the UK to study Law
Mackenzie James – 38 – Western University in Canada to study Business Management
Kyaida Lanthier – 38 – Western University in Canada to study Psychology
Casey Morris – 38 – Queen Mary University of London in the UK to study Law
Jude Snelling – 38 – University of Exeter in the UK to study Finance and Economics
Top IB Individual Subjects results (34 points and above):
Amber Simons scored 35 points and heads to the University of Waterloo in Canada to study Recreation and Sports Business
Dylan Craft – 34 – Royal Holloway, University of London in the UK to study Business Management
Quelasia Rogers-Bailey – 34 – University of Bristol in the UK to study Applied Anatomy
Top BTEC results (Distinctions and above):
Nicholas Pilgrim – achieved a Distinction Star (the top grade and equivalent to an A* at A-level) in Sport, and heads to the University of Bath in the UK to study Sports Management and Coaching
Jack Harvey – Distinction Star (at the top grade) in Sport – Pennsylvania State University in the USA, undeclared major
Eliza Olander – Distinctions in Sport and Hospitality, and is undecided
Caleb Ingham – Distinction in Sport – LaSalle University in the USA, undeclared major
Year 11 IGCSE Results:
The IGCSE results were released recently – 20.3 per cent of IGCSE grades awarded were at A* (or 9-1 equivalent) with 42 per cent at grade A (or 9-1 equivalent). Overall, 94 per cent of students achieved the benchmark of 5A*-C's. All of these statistics are above Warwick Academy’s three-year exam average.
Top IGCSE students (5 A* grades and above):
Rakshana Sureshkumar – five A* and four 9s
Maurits Van Den Berg Tejedor – three A*, five 9s, one A, one B
Charles-Emmanuel Boisvert – two A*, three 9s, three 8s, and two A
Daniel MacPhee – two A*, three 9s, two 8s, two A and one B
Josephine Duerden – three A*, one 9, three 8s, one A, one 7 and one B
Kwame Naylor – three A*, one 9, three 8s, one A, one 7 and one B
Rachael Betschart – three A*, one 9, two 8s, one A, two 7s and one B
Sienna Woolridge – three A*, three 8s, one A, one 7 and two 6s
Harry Twite – three A*, two 8s, two 7s, two B and one 6
Annabelle Miller – two A*, three 8s, one A and two 7s
Gloria Candiolo – two A*, two 9s, one 8, four A, one 7 and one 6