Westbourne Continues to Lead Global Education with Latest Results

This month, Westbourne College Sydney has ranked 1st in Sydney, Australia for Perfect IB Scores (45 Points) with its second ever cohort of students. Only 0.1% of students globally attain 45 Points.

Sydney student Samuel Stoddard has secured a place at the University of Oxford- a first for the college, which launched in January 2021.

A newcomer to the education scene in Australia, Westbourne College Sydney is part of the award-winning Westbourne International group- the world’s first truly global network of academically elite IB Diploma schools offering a groundbreaking STEM and innovation-led, IB-only, co-ed, future-focused model. with campuses in the UK, Sydney and Singapore.

Students from Westbourne’s global schools access a pioneering global classroom. Sharing knowledge and ideas via real-time virtual workshops and seminars, their study is led by subject specialists from different countries.

Westbourne College Sydney ranks 1st for Perfect IB Scores

Having shot straight to the upper echelons of Sydney’s best academic schools with its first graduating class in 2022, IB Diploma results, released January 2024, place Westbourne College Sydney at the top of the league tables for its second year of results:

  • 1st for highest % of 45 Points scores, attained by only 0.1% of students globally
  • Almost half (45%) of students achieve 40+ Points
  • Exceptional grades from student Samuel Stoddard, 18, have secured him a place to study at the University of Oxford

From Sydney to Oxbridge

Combining strong, practical university links with real-world international experience, including access to world-leading business school INSEAD, global exchange trips, and group projects with UK, Sydney and Singapore peers, 90% of Westbourne UK graduates progress to the world’s best universities, including Oxbridge, the Russell Group and elite international equivalents.

Outstanding results from Sydney student Samuel Stoddard, 18, have secured him a place at the University of Oxford. Samuel will join the University of Oxford in September, where he will study Economics and Management at Brasenose College.

Samuel said: : “It feels incredible to receive an offer from Oxford. Over the course of the application process my self-confidence went up and down dramatically about my chances, but now I am here I am really happy and super excited for the opportunities ahead.

“Westbourne’s first major contribution has to be the connections they afforded me to the right people both internal and external to the school who gave me such great support which was invaluable to my application. The other was the opportunity to participate in Summer@INSEAD 2022, which was an awesome experience that formed the backbone of my personal statement demonstrating my passion for learning the subjects.”

Leading the global education frontier

Since launching in January 2021, Westbourne College Sydney has successfully implemented a unique and ground-breaking STEM-focused, IB-only, co-ed model, developed in the UK since 2007 and which has seen it at the top of the UK league tables since 2015.

The UK school, established for 128 years, has delivered the “gold standard” IB Diploma Programme rather than A Levels for well over a decade, advocating that the IB gives students an advantage when applying to top universities. A recent report by the Higher Education Statistics Agency stating that IB students are more likely to earn first-class honours degrees compared to A Level students.

Chairman, Mark Peters, said: “My congratulations go to the whole Westbourne community for achieving such an excellent set of results. Our students’ success is both a ringing endorsement of their consistent efforts, and testimony to the relentless support of the teachers and staff and Westbourne’s unique model of academic in a global context. To achieve these results with our first two graduating classes in Sydney proves the value and success of our world-leading future focused model.”

And if you have children aged 2-18 and are interested in what Westbourne School in Penarth has to offer, they will be holding an Open Day on 5th March. You can register your interest at westbourneschool.com/tour and experience the school’s award-winning approach for yourself.