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St Margaret’s achieves perfect subject scores

St Margaret’s achieves perfect subject scores

CHRISTCHURCH, Friday 16 January, 2009 - St Margaret’s International Baccalaureate students 2008 results are in.

The 2008 cohort is the largest St Margaret’s College has had since implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in 2002.

The 2008 results saw the St Margaret’s College average score being higher than the world IB average by 2 grades, 17 perfect subject scores were achieved, 95% of students gained the Diploma and 5% the Certificate.

Feedback from former IB students is that they found the transition to tertiary study to be a smooth one; they were well prepared, confident and felt it provided them with an edge. In some cases, students have bypassed 100 level papers as they were in advance of that level and capable of accelerating their studies.


IB is an internationally recognized course of study which incorporates the best aspects of international education. It is acknowledged by universities worldwide as an excellent pre- university qualification, equipping graduates with independent learning, research and problem solving skills, academic maturity, self responsibility, resilience and the ability to work to deadlines and manage pressure.

St Margaret’s College is the only girls school in the South Island offering the IB Diploma as a senior qualification option. It is a leading school in the rapidly increasing group of New Zealand schools embracing and recognizing the benefits of the IB programmes.

ENDS

About St Margaret’s College:

St Margaret’s College is an independent primary, middle and secondary school for boarding and day girls and will celebrate its 100th centenary in 2010.
http://www.stmargarets.school.nz

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