2020 Exceptional IB Results

Posted on January 15, 2021

The Friends’ School wishes to congratulate our 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)  students on their outstanding results. The 2020 IB results are a testament to the students’ commitment to the School’s Purpose and Concerns and the support they received from colleagues, staff and families through such a challenging year.

In 2020, 19 Year 12 students completed the globally recognised IB DP as their pre-tertiary education pathway.  The dedication and hard work of the Friends’ IB DP students and staff were realised with the 2020 results being a median score of 35 (out of 45), or a notional median ATAR of 92.8.

The School was delighted to have a student achieve a perfect score of 45, converting to an ATAR of 99.95 and two students who achieved 44, converting to an ATAR of 99.75.  These three students’ results place them in the top 1% of students nationally and the top 100 for the state.  

The IB DP prepares Year 11 and 12 students for success at university and in life beyond study.  The curriculum requires students to take six subjects for 2 years and complete the Core components of Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity and Service.

According to the IB Mission Statement, the programme “aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”  Students are encouraged to be “active, compassionate and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”  There are over 4,700 IB World Schools in more than 150 countries and the Diploma has been taught for 21 years at The Friends’ School. 

“We want to see men and women who think clearly and act with integrity in all they do. We want them to go out into the world and let theory lives speak by making a positive contribution to society,” said Principal Nelson File.

“The IB is very compatible with this goal, as it requires students to undertake co-curricular activities such as community service in order to achieve the Diploma. The Friends’ School finds the values of the IB an excellent fit with our Purpose and Concerns based on the Quaker ethos.”

“On behalf of the community, I would congratulate our students on their exceptional IB results and acknowledge the contribution and support from staff and parents, which are integral to Friends’ continuing its strong history of delivering leading academic results.”

The School looks forward to sharing the combined 2020 TCE, IB and VET results soon with the community.  Congratulations to the following students who achieved an IB Result and ATAR placing them in the top 1% nationally:

Lottie Frohmader (Lottie’s result of 45 also places her in the top 1% internationally)

Lexie Sheard

Angus Bylsma

These students, along with Sarah Jack and Ansel Luk, will be recognised at the Victoria and Tasmania IB Award Ceremony next month in Melbourne for their outstanding results.