Performed well above average
Australians shine in International Baccalaureate
INNER west students completing the International Baccalaureate, a world recognised alternative to the HSC, have performed well above the international average.
A total of 11 out of 13 students across the state who achieved perfect scores of 45, which is equivalent to an ATAR of 99.95, were from inner west schools including MLC School, Newington College and Trinity Grammar School.
Thirty out of 81 of the world’s perfect scores came from Australian students with the national average of 34.57 topping the global average of 30.98.
The cohort of 50 at MLC School took home five perfect scores, earning the Burwood school its 30th perfect score in the past seven years.
Sebastian Iannuzzi, Michael Li and Eric Sheng were three of 37 students at Newington College to achieve a perfect IB score.
Three Trinity Grammar School students earned perfect scores, while a further 14 had scores of 40 or more.
“While it was difficult, I definitely enjoyed it,” Trinity’s Joseph Latif said.
“Putting effort into something and receiving a reward such as an improved result, and a perfect score at the end, is a great feeling.”
The IB has continued to grow in popularity at Trinity with 2016 having the largest cohort at the school.
“We are delighted for the class of 2016 and their outstanding achievements across both the IB and HSC programs,” principal Milton Cujes said.
“We offer a challenging and stimulating academic program, providing our students with a choice of curriculum to cater for different student needs and interests.”
Published in the Inner West Courier | 17 January 2017