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BACCALAUREATE BOOST FOR TBAP 16-19 ACADEMIC AP ACADEMY

…2020 cohort increases its average UCAS tariff score by five percent compared to last year…

Year 13 learners at TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy in Fulham London are celebrating another year of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) success. This year’s cohort increased its average UCAS points score by five percent compared to last year. Learners also achieved a higher number of subject passes and higher grade passes than the previous year.

This year 90.9 percent of learners have a secure offer for next year, with 10 out 11 taking up places on either degree or foundation degree courses at higher education institutions. Courses and destinations for this year’s cohort include:


Nada Al-Aboudi

Nada Al-Aboudi is TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy’s highest achiever this year with 25 IB points. Nada gained grade 5 passes in English, Spanish, psychology and mathematics, achieved grade 4 in biology and art, and C passes in Core which includes Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and an Extended Essay. Nada is planning to study Psychology at university and due to her excellent results, has several universities to choose from.

TBAP 16-19 Academic AP academy has been highly successful over the last three years with an average of 80 percent of all learners going on to take up places higher education institutions or higher level apprenticeships.

Krishna Purbhoo, executive principal, TBAP West said, “The success of our year 13 IBDP learners is richly deserved and reflects their sustained hard work over two years, as well as the support they have received from our dedicated team of teachers. Learners attending our small school benefit from having a high staff to learner ratio, with daily support for learners to plan and complete their academic studies, as well as help in addressing their social and emotional and mental health needs.”

The first of its kind in the UK, TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy is an IB World School. The IBDP is a challenging and exciting alternative to A-Levels and is recognised across the world. Learners at TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy study a wide range of subjects including the sciences, arts, humanities, mathematics and languages. Learners also receive a high level of support and mentoring to prepare them for success in higher education and beyond.

The IBDP also enables learners to fill in gaps that may be due to difficulties they experienced during their secondary school years. This is particularly helpful to learners with gaps in mathematics and English, which are compulsory elements of the IBDP.

Krishna Purbhoo, added, “The IBDP, although academically rigorous, is particularly suited to learners who have not achieved to their full potential at the end of year 11.
We do not ask for GCSE passes for prospective applicants, only the aspiration and commitment to achieve in line with their peers and to gain a place at university.”

Applications for entry onto the IBDP at TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy this autumn term, are invited over the summer months. Applicants are treated on a case by case basis, based on a cognitive assessment and information from their previous school.

Candidates are invited to contact kpurbhoo@tbap.org.uk for further information.

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