Leading the Way
Westbourne has ranked as the top smaller independent school in the whole of the UK in sixth form league tables published by The Daily Telegraph last week. The league tables compare the results of all schools, regardless whether they offer A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or the Cambridge Pre-U curriculum.
Westbourne also ranked as best school, state or private, in the Vale of Glamorgan, better than any state school in Wales and 2nd best International Baccalaureate boarding school in the UK, regardless of size, based on The Telegraph and The Times league tables.
With results like these, its no wonder Westbourne graduates find the doors to top university course wide open for them. 80% of this years graduates will be heading to Russell Group universities or equivalently elite international institutions including Oxford, Kings College London, Barts, London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, Erasmus Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Madrid University. At least half of Westbourne’s graduates will go on to study medicine, law or engineering.
Westbourne teaches the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, widely around the world as the “gold standard” in secondary education, because of its rigor, breadth and international outlook, and because of the significant advantage it gives students in university applications and interviews. The IB is also immune from the ‘grade inflation’ that has beset A-level for more than 30 years and has raised concerns about the overall quality and consistency of A-levels.
Westbourne’s Principal, Mr Ken Underhill, explains” The International Baccalaureate Diploma offers a rigorous and holistic academic education which equips our students to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised and competitive world. Our students have benefited immensely from the IB and have performed exceptionally well. We are enormously proud of them and share in their elation and success”.