Westbourne student Cambridge-bound after scoring top marks in International Baccalaureate Diploma
4:40pm Monday 6th August 2012 in News
WESTBOURNE sixth form student Anna te Water Naude is off to Cambridge University to study medicine.
She recently received her International Baccalaureate Diploma results and has every reason to celebrate, having achieved an excellent standard across a range of academic disciplines.
Anna scored maximum marks in each of the six subjects she studied for the Diploma and said: "I am grateful to the teachers for their support, and am very excited to have the fantastic opportunity of studying medicine at Cambridge University."
Staff and fellow pupils alike are delighted with her success.
IB Co-ordinator, Amy Lee said: "Anna's achievement is a tremendous one. It takes not just intelligence but a great deal of commitment and perseverance to gain scores such as this.
"Anna's place at Cambridge is well-deserved and testament not just to her consistent efforts but also those of her teachers.
"The IB Diploma, so often seen as the most complete education available today, has provided Anna and her fellow students with the foundations they have needed to move on and succeed in the next stage of their lives and we are immensely proud of them all."
Anna will be heading for university with the best wishes of the school ringing in her ears.
Head of School, Ken Underhill said: "Anna's results are a fitting testimony to the consistent diligence and focused determination that she has brought to her academic studies for the last two years.
"She has every reason to be justifiably proud of her success, which also reflects the significant support, guidance and education she has received from her teachers.
"I wish Anna every success as she leaves us to take up a well-deserved place at Cambridge."
This is the fourth year that Westbourne School has offered the IB Diploma Programme and results continue to be impressive. Of the graduating class of 2012 applying to university, 33 per cent will study medicine or law and 100 per cent have at least 3 offers from a university of their choice.