Top marks for Portsmouth duo for first time in school’s history

Headmaster James Priory with Jemima Carter and Lottie Kent
Headmaster James Priory with Jemima Carter and Lottie Kent
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A Portsmouth school had two pupils achieve maximum points in the International Baccalaureate for the first time in its history.

Lottie Kent and Jemima Carter, from Portsmouth Grammar School recorded a maximum 45 points, which is a first for the school in the fifth year of teaching the IB.

The IB Diploma is a sixth form programme in which pupils study six subjects including a foreign language, maths and at least one science subject.

Headmaster James Priory said: ‘Pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard this year to achieve these results.

‘We are particularly thrilled that Lottie and Jemima have achieved the maximum score of 45 points, which is sensational for them.’

Jemima, who joined PGS in Year 9, is going to King’s College London to read medicine.

She said: ‘It’s crazy. I really can’t believe it, but I’m so happy.

‘I now just need to get ready to go to university.’

Lottie, who joined PGS in Year 7, will be going to Somerville College, Oxford, to read English and Italian.

‘I just wanted to make my offer and was worried about my individual subjects more than overall results,’ said Charlotte.

‘I am amazed though and really pleased.’

Rhiannon Lasrado who achieved 43 points, will be going to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge to read modern and medieval languages.

The total average of 39 points is the best IB results to date for the school.

The average grade across all subjects was six.