July. The time of year students have been waiting for in regards to their Secondary School results. It is a nerve-wracking part of a young person’s life as the final mark weighs heavily on what their plans for the future will be.
For Regents Year 13 and International Baccalaureate candidate Beatrice, the world is now her oyster. A mark of 44 out of a possible 45 is a truly phenomenal total, one that proves hard work and dedication pay off. Her score puts her in the top 2% of over 100,000 students that undertake the demanding IB diploma.
44 points out of a possible 45 IB marks.
Already provisionally accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the institution will most likely have a ticker-tape parade upon her arrival, such is her achievement.
Beatrice has been a student at Regents International School Pattaya since nursery, or in other words, age 3. Her work ethic has never gone unnoticed in just about every class she has been a part of and teachers in Early Years, Primary and Secondary speak warmly of her persona and willingness to learn.
Head of Sixth Form and the IB students’ first port of call, Ms. Rachel Batty speaks very highly of Beatrice. Ms. Batty says she knew she was going to do well, but even 44 marks out of 45 surprised her.
“Such a score is a result of consistent hard work, sustained effort and determination and I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Beatrice, I am immensely proud.” She said.
Beatrice herself could not believe the mark she was given.
“I was extremely shocked and had to repeatedly look at the screen in order to confirm it. My result is the proof I needed that it is possible to ‘work hard, play harder’. It is possible to achieve academic success, whilst participating in the extracurricular activities that I loved with my friends, as long as I put in the work.”
Beatrice at graduation day.