Six Upper Sixth students studying the IB Diploma at King William's College have achieved 40 or more points out of a maximum of 45, putting them in the top 5% of students worldwide.
Seth Aycock, who attended The Buchan School before continuing to King William's College, achieved 43 points placing him in the world's top 1%. He will continue his education by studying Linguistics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Andrew Martin, Patrick Cox and Julius Herzig achieved 42 points, with Julia Hagen on 41 and Sanja Kastratovic on 40.
Andrew has chosen to read Mathematics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Patrick will study Biomedical Sciences at Durham University and Julius has secured a place on an integrated degree programme in Aircraft Engineering at Airbus, Hamburg.
Julia will take a gap year before starting an Economics degree in Europe or Australia and Sanja will study Engineering at New York University in Abu Dhabi.
As a year group of 54 students, the Upper Sixth achieved an average of 32.6 points – similar to a typical offer from universities such as Birmingham and Manchester.
The International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognised qualification known for its breadth with students studying six subjects together with an Extended Essay and a course on the Theory of Knowledge. It is taught in 4,500 schools in 140 countries around the world.
Joss Buchanan, Principal of King William's College, commented:
"I am delighted with the results. The students took their studies seriously and worked very hard and they thoroughly deserve to have done so well. King William's is a broad church with a wide range of abilities and it is particularly pleasing to see such strong results throughout the entire ability range. It makes the point very strongly that the IB is suitable for everyone.
The Diploma is known for its academic breadth and we have students going to university to study Mathematics and the sciences, languages, arts and the social sciences. I am also pleased that the students have been ambitious in their applications and they will be going on to some of the best universities in the UK, Europe and Middle East."