Felsted School has been named among the top 20 schools in the country for the International Baccalaureate.

The school was included in the rankings thanks to "exceptional" scores achieved by its sixth formers.

Rankings are published by IB-School.eu and Best-Schools.co.uk, which take into account scores achieved by IB diploma candidates around the world.

Dunmow Broadcast: Top IB achiever Alexandra CarsonTop IB achiever Alexandra Carson (Image: Felsted School)

In 2023, Felsted had a 100 per cent IB pass rate, with nearly a third of candidates achieving a world-class score of 40 points or more out of a possible 45, which is equivalent to four A*s at A-level.

Meanwhile 63 per cent of students achieved more than 35 points, equivalent to two A*s and one A at A-level.

The scores of all Felsted candidates exceeded the global and UK averages - with candidates averaging 36.2 points compared to the global average of 30.2 and the UK average of 34.6.

Felsted's top two IB achievers in 2023 were Alexandra Carson and Lukas Wacker, who both scored 43 out of 45 points.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted top IB achiever Lukas WackerFelsted top IB achiever Lukas Wacker (Image: Felsted School)

Members of the school's 2023 IB cohort have secured places at universities including Durham, St Andrew's, King's College London, Bristol, Warwick, IE Madrid and Boston.

Other top achievers include Larissa Hewing, Benedetta Cedrola, and Ruby Rose. 

In 2022, Felsted student Titus Zangemeister scored 44 points out of 45, and went on to read physics at Imperial College London.

Headteacher Chris Townsend said: "This is an extremely impressive set of results by a hardworking group of students.

"The IB is a broad and very rigorous qualification and is excellent preparation for education at the world’s best universities and for our students’ future global careers."


For more information about IB at Felsted, go to www.felsted.org/ib.

As part of the IB, candidates take exams in English, a foreign language, maths and science, with other subjects covering a range of humanities and arts.

In addition, students have to complete an extended essay, study Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and take part in creativity, activity and service (CAS).

As well as celebrating its IB success, Felsted School was named Boarding School of the Year at the TES School Awards in June.