IB Spells Success for Redlands International Baccalaureate Students

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Along with students from more than 4,000 schools across the globe, half of the Redlands Class of 2016 waited with bated breath until today for the release of their final Year 12 results.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) results were available from early this morning, and were a welcome, albeit belated, Christmas present for Redlands students and teachers alike.

Some 69 Redlands students undertook the IB this year, which was 51 per cent of the Class of 2016, and consistent with previous years, about 25 per cent of them are expected to attend universities overseas.

In total, 20 Redlands IB students received a mark of 40 or higher, which translates to an ATAR of 98 or higher, and 39 achieved an IB score of 37 or higher, equating to an ATAR of 95 or more.

Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox, said students should be very proud of both their results, and participation in a tradition of IB that has spanned more than a quarter of a century at Redlands.

“Today’s results are the product of hard work and commitment during a very rigorous course, and it will be exciting to see where the students go next in terms of career, college and even country,” he said.

Zoe Thompson, the co-School Captain, was thrilled to receive a score of 44/45 and an ATAR of 99.85.

Zoe studied English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Spanish, and has applied to study Science at Harvard and MIT in the USA, and McGill and the University of Toronto in Canada, as well as Medicine at the University of Sydney.

She was Redlands Dux of IB, Captain of Bands, won Gold and Silver at consecutive International Science Olympiads, and represented the School in Football.

Felix Lonergan also received a score of 44/45, and an ATAR of 99.85. He was the Captain of Drama and studied English, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Spanish and Theatre.

Felix represented Redlands in Waterpolo and Rowing, and has applied to study Physics at McGill and the University of Toronto in Canada, and Advanced Science and Computer Science at UNSW.

Another Redlands IB student, Grace Galloway, was delighted to receive an early decision to study at Yale University ahead of her IB results. At Yale, Grace plans to undertake a Liberal Arts degree while participating in their exceptional Rowing program. 

“Congratulations to Zoe, Felix, Grace and all of our students who rose to the challenge and set themselves up to achieve their goals, both here at home in Australia and around the world,” said Dr Lennox.

“On behalf of the entire school community, I warmly congratulate all of these students, and their HSC counterparts, and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”