King William’s College is celebrating significant success for its Upper Sixth students following the publication of the International Baccalaureate results last week. Despite the challenges of the pandemic the students achieved an excellent overall average of 33 points in their IB Diploma exams with seven students achieving a remarkable 40 points or more.
At the very top of the year group Anna Cregeen achieved the maximum of 45 points. That is an outstanding achievement and one that only around 250 students achieve globally each year and Anna is only the fourth KWC student to have scored full points since the College introduced the IB nearly 20 years ago.
With such strong results the students have had significant success with their university applications and this year’s most popular destinations are Bath, Durham, King’s College, London and York. Students from the year group are also going to universities in Europe and North America and several have chosen to take a gap year.
Joss Buchanan, Principal at King William’s College, said: “It has been a very difficult two years for the students. The cohort never had the opportunity to sit their GCSEs because of Covid and twice in the Lower Sixth they were in lockdown and had to study online. They have shown enormous resilience to have stayed the course and I am very pleased that their hard work has been rewarded with such a strong set of results.”
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 next month.