STUDENTS and staff from St Benedict’s Sixth Form in Alcester are celebrating a record year of results for their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
The sixth form, which is in the top 10 IB state schools in the country, saw a record number of students taking the diploma and a top 100 per cent pass rate.
Students achieved an average points score of 33, beating the global average of 30.
Top performers included Arabella King, Hannah O’Neill and Holly Pittaway. Holly’s 42 points put her among the top four per cent of IB students internationally.
The IB awards students points rather than grades and a score of 33 points carries more UCAS points than three A*s at A Level.
Headteacher Nick Gibson said “We are delighted with another superb set of results and we are very proud of our students and staff.
“Our sixth form has gone from strength to strength and I have no doubt that these results will rank the school in the top 10 nationally.
“Many of our students have now secured their place at their chosen university and we wish them every success.”