King William’s College is celebrating significant success for its Upper Sixth students following the publication of the International Baccalaureate results. The students achieved an excellent overall average of 32 points in their IB Diploma exams, with nine students achieving a remarkable 40 points or more.

At the very top of the year group, Louise van der Merwe achieved the maximum of 45 points.  That is an outstanding achievement and she is one of only 179 students globally to achieve 45 points this year, and one of only 25 in the UK. Louise is the fifth KWC student to have scored full points since the College introduced the IB in 2002. Darcey Bateson and Amy Bloch also both achieved a remarkable 43 points this year. A further six students achieved over 40 points, a fantastic accomplishment that is a testament to the hard work of the students and the dedicated teaching staff.

With such strong results, the students have had significant success with their university applications. Louise van der Merwe and Amy Bloch have both secured places at Oxford. Other destinations this year include York, Bath, King’s College London, Newcastle and St Andrews. Some students will also be attending universities further afield in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, with several choosing to take a gap year.

Joss Buchanan, Principal at King William’s College, said:

“With 57 in the year group, this was our fourth largest cohort since we introduced the IB and we are very pleased with the overall average of 32 points per student. For a non-selective school that is very pleasing and is much in line with our results of recent years. In such a large cohort there was a wide range of abilities and some had initially hesitated about taking on the IB, but by putting in the effort, they made a real success of the programme, demonstrating once again that the Diploma is not just for the most able.

“This was the first set of public exams this year group had ever sat – their GCSEs in 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic – and it makes their achievements all the greater. They worked extremely hard, especially in the final lead up to the exams, and their success is very well-deserved.”

With a successful end to the academic year for the Upper Sixth students. King William’s College hope to emulate the same success with their (I)GCSE and GCSE results later in the year.

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