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Success for IGCSE Students

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An excellent set of results are being celebrated by students at King William’s College in Castletown.

In the 2019 IGCSE results published today (Thursday), 93 per cent of all exams taken at College were awarded A*-C (9-4) grades with 38 per cent receiving either an A* or an A (9-7).

Top of the year was Stefan Fong who achieved 9 A*s whilst Matthew Kerruish and Elizabeth Shooter both gained 7 A*s. In total, nine students gained a clean sweep of A*/A grades in their 11 or so subjects or were just one or two grades short of doing so.

Principal of King William’s College Joss Buchanan said he was delighted pupils had gained an impressive percentage of passes at higher grades.

He commented: ‘We are particularly pleased with the overall pass rate (A*-C) which was significantly up on recent years and close to our all-time record.

‘I would like to congratulate all of our students on their achievements. It shows how seriously they took their studies and is a real testament to the effort they put in.’

Mr Buchanan also expressed his congratulations to the College’s overseas boarders, most of whom were in the top half of the year group, despite studying in their second language.

‘We are very pleased that the cohort as a whole has done so well and we are delighted the vast majority will now be staying with us to study the International Baccalaureate in the Sixth Form,’ he added.

Today’s results follow on from last month’s IB diploma success where the College’s average was 32.8 points per candidate. In addition, 84 per cent of those applying to the UK gained their place at their first choice of university with the majority being accepted at Russell Group institutions – including no less than seven at York and five to both Bath and Edinburgh.

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.