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ACS International Schools celebrate outstanding IB results for the Classes of 2019.

This week, 148 students from across ACS International Schools’ four campuses received their final IB Diploma results, allowing them to accept a range of offers to attend world-class universities in the UK, US and around the world.

16 per cent of ACS International School Cobham students, over a third of ACS International School Egham students, 13 per cent of ACS International School Doha students and nine per cent of ACS International School Hillingdon students were awarded 38 points or above, equivalent to 236 UCAS points. To put this into perspective, 3 A* grades at A Level are worth 168 UCAS points.

Tim Cagney, Chief Executive at ACS International Schools, commented:

Across all four of our ACS International School campuses in the UK and Qatar, we’ve seen an entire class work exceptionally hard to produce an impressive set of academic and personal results. I am very proud of every student this year, as I know all our teachers are – and I commend the Class of 2019 for their hard work and commitment to studying.

“I know that they will all go on to enjoy great success at university or in the work place, and I look forward to hearing about the progress you make after graduating from ACS. Congratulations to all students and staff!” Nearly a quarter of the 2019 class at ACS Cobham completed bilingual diplomas alongside 17 per cent of the ACS Egham class and 23 per cent of the ACS Hillingdon graduates, reinforcing the international mindset of the IB.

ACS Cobham student Bethan Holloway-Strong, who received an offer from Cambridge University to read English Literature, said: “Being at ACS has prepared me for university because of the opportunity to take the IB. I knew that the fast-paced, one year AP courses didn’t suit me and A Levels didn’t offer me a broad enough range of subjects, so the IB was the perfect opportunity for me to explore what I liked and decide with confidence what I wanted to study at university.”

ACS Hillingdon and ACS Doha also achieved a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate this year.

ACS International Schools is offering bursaries to children aged 11+, 13+ and 16+ at its three UK campuses in Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon for the 2019/2020 academic year. The bursaries are offered to students who will benefit most from an ACS education, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, but might not otherwise be able to attend the school.

The financial awards will range from 20-100 per cent of the fees, with all bursaries awarded on a means-tested basis and dependent on the student’s individual circumstance. To find out more visit: acs-schools.com/bursaries.