Redlands International Baccalaureate Students Achieve Success

Posted on January 4, 2019

The Redlands Class of 2018’s wait is finally over with Redlands students and teachers alike celebrating their excellent results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations.

17 Redlands IB students achieved a mark of 40/45 or higher, which translates to an ATAR of 98 or higher, and 34 students achieved an ATAR of 95 or higher.  

Some 72 Redlands students completed the IB this year, which was 55 per cent of the Class of 2018, and consistent with previous years, around 30 per cent of them have applied to attend universities overseas.

Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox, said both participation and excellence in the IB is a Redlands tradition that has spanned more than a quarter of a century, longer than any other school in NSW.

“Our students’ results are proof that hard work and commitment pay dividends for this very demanding course. Along with their parents and teachers, we will be keen to see how they progress in their tertiary studies,” he said.

Five of Redlands IB students achieved an ATAR of 99 or more in their examinations.

John Economides, Redlands Dux of IB, 2018 Prefect and Captain of Athletics achieved an IB score of 43/45, equating to an ATAR of 99.70. John plans to study Mathematics and Computer Science, either at UNSW or a USA university. For his International Baccalaureate, John studied English, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Computer Science and Latin, and represented the School in Athletics, Football and Basketball.

Jasmine Zhou, 2018 School Captain, Jemma Donoghue, 2018 Sports Captain, Hugh Smylie, 2018 Service Prefect and Lola Coles all achieved an IB score of 42/45, equating to an ATAR of 99.40.

In her tertiary studies, Jasmine plans to study Liberal Arts at a university in the USA. While at Redlands, Jasmine studied English, Mathematics, Biology, Business & Management, Mandarin and Visual Arts; represented the School in Hockey, Indoor Hockey and Debating; and participated in the Orchestra and Strings Ensemble.

Jemma studied English, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Business & Management and Spanish for her International Baccalaureate and plans to undertake a degree in Commerce and Law at Sydney University. During her time at Redlands, Jemma represented the School in Netball, Basketball, Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming and Waterpolo, represented both the State and the Independent Schools Association in Netball and also participated in Dance.

Hugh is planning to study Medical Science at Sydney University following his IB studies in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, History, Mandarin and Theatre. As Service Prefect, Hugh led the School’s Service program, and also represented the School in Sailing and Football and participated in Debating and the School Musical.

Lola studied English, Mathematics, Business & Management, Environmental Systems & Societies, Spanish, and Theatre for her International Baccalaureate, represented the School in Netball and Touch Football and participated in the School Musical. She plans to undertake a degree in Communication and Law at UTS.

“Well done to all Redlands students who elected to take on this challenging but rewarding IB course. Not only are your results a testament to your hard work, you have also contributed strongly to the School community through sport and performing arts and to the wider community, both local and global, through service” Dr Lennox said.

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