Exceptional 2022 International Baccalaureate Results

Posted on January 6, 2023

The Friends’ School wishes to congratulate our 2022 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students on their exceptional results. The 2022 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 a challenging two years. 

In 2022, 23 Year 12 students completed the rigorous two-year academic program that is recognised across the world as their pre-tertiary education pathway.  The dedication and hard work of the Friends’ IBDP students and staff were realised with the 2022 results being a median score of 39.5 (out of 45), or a notional median ATAR of 97.10. Given that the global average for the November 2022 session was 30.91 points (a notional ATAR of 84.55), The Friends’ School is delighted with the achievements of the IBDP class of 2022. Results for the highest scoring 8 students place them in the top 100 student ATAR results for the state. 

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.” Since 2016, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 33.3%. There are over 5,600 IB World Schools in more than 159 countries and the Diploma has been taught for 24 years at The Friends’ School. 

“​​We are so pleased for the 2022 students who have, collectively and individually, embraced the extensive experiences that the IBDP provides. This impressive cohort, and the dedicated staff who have supported them, are to be congratulated for these well-deserved results, which are some of the best scores The School has ever achieved,” said IBDP Coordinator Sarah Walker. 

The IBDP prepares Year 11 and 12 students for success at university and in life beyond study.  The curriculum requires students to take six Courses for 2 years and complete the Core components of Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity and Service. In the process, students grow intellectually and emotionally, developing international-mindedness, and compassion for others. 

“The IB is very compatible with our goal for students to go out into the world and let their lives speak by making a positive contribution to society.  The IB Programme requires students to undertake co-curricular activities such as community service and experiences that involve creative thinking. The Friends’ School finds the values of the IB an excellent fit with our School Purpose and Concerns based on the Quaker ethos.” said Deputy Principal Shaun O’Rourke.

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

The School would like to congratulate the following students who have received an ATAR of 95 and above:

  • Rhodes Yannarakis
  • Gryff Connah
  • Annabel Woolward
  • Louis Langoulant-Garde
  • Emily Walter
  • Mia Cheng
  • Matt Pervan
  • Ellie Huxtable
  • Lily Neyland
  • Zoe Adams
  • Sam Rooks
  • Amy Fleming

The Friends’ School acknowledges and celebrates the success of all our IBDP students for tackling a challenging and rewarding curriculum that will undoubtedly equip them with the skills to be successful at university and, more importantly,  lifelong learners.