Regents IB students prove themselves world beaters

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The impact of Regents International School Pattaya’s enhanced focus on academic attainment is clearly being felt, with this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates on average achieving results more than three points above the world average. Three Regents’ students achieved the coveted 40-point mark – recognised globally as the hallmark of an outstanding performance.

The students will now go on to study an impressive range of courses at some of the top universities in the world, including King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, The University of Hong Kong, University College Zealand, University of York, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Korea University (Seoul) and The University of Liverpool.

Fern Maxwell (2nd from right) scored 40 points and will study Psychology at University.Fern Maxwell (2nd from right) scored 40 points and will study Psychology at University.

Fern Maxwell from the UK was one of those students who achieved a world-beating score. “My 40-point score has definitely helped me with my application to the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. It has allowed me to be put into the category of ‘direct placement’, so I no longer have to fulfil any additional requirements and I am guaranteed a place on the Psychology course.”

Yu Jin Ahn from South Korea also scored 40 points. Yu Jin has spent her entire school career at Regents. “I’ll miss everything about Regents: my lifelong friends, the helpful teachers and all the extracurricular activities. I would like to give some advice to the upcoming Year 13s: enjoy your last year of high school! Take time to study and keep up with coursework deadlines, but more importantly, enjoy your last year here at Regents together with your friends and teachers because, no matter how hard you find the IB, you’ll come to miss this school!”

Yu Jin Ahn (left) scored 40 points. “I’ll miss everything about Regents.”Yu Jin Ahn (left) scored 40 points. “I’ll miss everything about Regents.”

Gor Gasparyan from Armenia scored an outstanding 41 points. Deputy Head of Secondary, Paul McConnell, who has watched Gor blossom academically over the last few years, commented: “Gor is a very driven and focused young man. I have no doubt that he will flourish in the unique environment for study that university provides and the London School of Economics will certainly be a richer place for having Gor amongst their number.”

Garry Russell, Head of Secondary, commented: “These are a fantastic set of world-class results. They reflect the incredible dedication of our students and their wonderful teachers. The school has raised the bar even higher and our students will now move on to some of the world’s best universities, armed not only with the positive attitude and skills for which Regents is famous, but also with outstanding qualifications.”

Gor Gasparyan scored 41 points: “The London School of Economics will certainly be a richer place for having Gor amongst their number.”Gor Gasparyan scored 41 points: “The London School of Economics will certainly be a richer place for having Gor amongst their number.”