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Manchester High School for Girls


The International Baccalaureate (IB) students at Manchester High School for Girls were once again celebrating world class results on 5th July.

Sophie is looking forward to studying medicine at Birmingham University. (Pictured here with Mrs Hewitt)

Nearly 150,000 students worldwide received their IB results on Tuesday, amongst which Manchester High School’s cohort achieved an average points score of 38 out of a maximum of 45 points. This places them well above their global peers who, on average, achieve a score of 30.07 points.

A third of Manchester High students who chose to take the IB Diploma have ranked within the top 7.4 % of IB results worldwide.

Sophie (18), Georgina (18) and Emelie (19) were three students with result placing them within this top 7.4 %. The girls scored a superb 42, 40 and 40 points respectively.

Sophie said: “I am really pleased with my results. My whole school experience and what I have learnt during the Diploma mean much more to me than my overall points score, but obviously it is fantastic as my results enable me to go and study Medicine at Birmingham University. I have really enjoyed studying such a broad range of subjects.”


Georgina is now headed to UCL to study languages.

Georgina is now going to study Modern Languages (Spanish and Russian) at UCL. She commented: “I was quite surprised to get such a high score, and really pleased my hard work has paid off. I am really going to miss my teachers; they are so encouraging and always go over and beyond to help us with everything. I am looking forward to studying languages at university, and I’m weighing up my options beyond that; I will possibly go on to study law.”

Emelie moved to Manchester from Stockholm  with her parents three years ago and came to Manchester High to study the IB Diploma. Hers was a bi-lingual diploma completing the course both in Swedish and English.

Emeline achieved a bi-lingual diploma in Swedish and English.

Emelie said: “I am really happy with my results! I have moved back to Sweden now and I am working at a day care centre. I plan to take up university studies in Stockholm a bit later on. I’ve loved every minute of Manchester; I wanted to come back here to pick up my results and see everyone.”

Claire Hewitt, Head Mistress at Manchester High School for Girls, said:

“Today’s young people face many challenges in  preparing for their future careers but the critical thinking skills and breadth of experience the IB programme provides really does give our girls a competitive edge as they consider their future options.

I should like to congratulate our students on their superb results, and I should also like to thank our team of dedicated staff who have ensured that the students’ learning journey on the IB programme has been so successful. I wish our students all the best with their future studies and careers.”







See all the photographs from IB Results Day 2016 on our Flickr 

Manchester High School for Girls' next open evening is on Thursday 29th September from 6pm. Please visit for more information.