Redhill School excels with their Class of 2021 International Baccalaureate results

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"Redhill School excels on an international level with their Class of 2021 International Baccalaureate results." Photo: Redhill School/Chloe.
"Redhill School excels on an international level with their Class of 2021 International Baccalaureate results." Photo: Redhill School/Chloe.

Redhill School's Class of 2021 IB students achieved an exceptional average point score of 37 out of a potential 45. In addition to these outstanding results, five of the 18 students achieved a score of 40 points or more, placing them among the top students internationally.

These results place Redhill's IB students into a category where a student scoring the average alone would qualify for consideration by some top universities worldwide.

At least 66% of students scored 36 points and above, the benchmark result for access to some of the most prestigious universities in the UK and USA.

According to Executive Head Joseph Gerassi, the school could not be more proud of the students and their teachers for these extraordinary results.

"Redhill is currently the only South African school to offer students the option of graduating with either an IEB Matric or International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma)," said Gerassi.

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According to Gerassi, two of the top 5 students have applied to international universities, one in the USA and one in Canada. The remaining three have opted to study in South Africa, or take a gap year to travel.

One of these students is Choe Eloise Akouba Mallet, who exceptionally passed her International Baccalaureate exam. This young woman has been a student at Redhill School since 2014.

She was elected Chair of the Student Council for 2020/2021, allowing her to be the student body's voice. In 2019 and 2020, Chloe also served as a Vice-Chair of the Social and Civic Committee.

Chloe thrived in leadership as well as her academics, even though she chose a very diverse package of subjects consisting of Mathematica AL (SL), English Language and Literature (HL), French Ab Initio (SL), History (HL), Biology (SL) and Visual Arts (HL).

She works immensely hard and enjoys the challenges of school.

Chloe was awarded Academic Honours in 2021. Extramurally, Chloe is an avid ballet dancer. She has received accolades for her dancing, reaching the semi-finals of the Dance World Cup, winning Best Classical Solo at Concours de Danse, and she passed Advanced Levels 1 and 2 with distinction and merit in her final examinations for the Royal Academy of Dance.

She is also a fantastic marimba player and performed at the International Marimba Festival in 2018. Chloe's enthusiasm is infectious, and she demonstrated this regularly in the past two years with her weekly RedRadio show, which she presented on her school's radio.

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Chloe was instrumental in proposing a gender-neutral uniform policy on our campus and helped to create a racially equitable hair policy.

She is a fluent French speaker with a keen interest in film production and analysis and created several of her short films as part of multiple leadership campaigns. Chloe is ambitious and disciplined, always striving to do the very best that she can.

She demonstrates creativity in her approaches to unfamiliar situations, and she is assertive – both on her behalf and advocating for those who feel uncomfortable taking charge.

She was accepted into the New York Times gap year programme as she has a gift for communication. This programme will likely strengthen her already developed talents in the media sphere.

Submitted to News24 by the Redhill School.


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