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International Baccalaureate Diploma Results 2018

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The Principal of King William's College has congratulated students after they achieved one of the School's most successful ever set of results.

The School achieved impressive results throughout the year group with only two students falling short of the 24 points required for the Diploma to be awarded.

Students have also gained places at many of the top Russell Group universities including King's College London, LSE, St Andrew's, UCL and Warwick, as well as places at universities in Dubai, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the US.

Two students will continue their education by studying Medicine at Liverpool University and at Imperial College London.

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.

Reflecting on the international nature of the Sixth Form, Joss Buchanan, Principal of King William's College, said:

"I am delighted with this set of results, the third most successful we have had since introducing the IB back in 2002 and a huge achievement for so many.

"This has been a big year for the College and after such a successful inspection report in the spring we are delighted to be ending the year with such a very strong set of IB results. The students worked consistently hard throughout their time in the Sixth Form and they thoroughly deserve their success. They have also done exceptionally well with their university applications and once again it demonstrates how highly the universities regard the IB given its breadth and skills based approach. The IB celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and these results confirm that we are one of the largest and most successful IB schools in the British Isles."

Mr Buchanan added:

"I would also like to thank my colleagues in the Common Room for all the support they gave the students and particular thanks to the Sixth Form team, led by Anya Morgans, who have guided the students through the complexities of the university application process. That work is ongoing and we are currently in touch with universities to support the students in their applications."

In 2002 King William's College began teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma for the first time. Since then more than 850 students have studied the Diploma with us and we have become one of the largest and most successful IB schools in the British Isles.

IB students are actively recruited by top universities and we believe that it is excellent preparation for both university and life beyond.

The IB is the only qualification we offer in the Sixth Form.

Entry requirement: 6 GCSE/IGCSEs grade C or above

Average Class Size: 10

A presentation explaining how the International Baccalaureate works and why we think it is the outstanding pre-university qualification will be held on Wednesday 17th October. This event is an ideal opportunity for pupils considering an alternative to A levels to discover the advantages of the IB. Sixth Form pupils will also be speaking about their own experiences.

We offer Academic Scholarships, Drama, Golf, Music and Sports Awards for Sixth Form entry and these will be held on Saturday 10th November.

Means-tested financial assistance is available. For further information about the IB please visit www.kwc.im/international-baccalaureate or contact 820110 or email admissions@kwc.im.