STAFF and students from St Benedict’s Sixth Form are celebrating after another record year of results across both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and BTEC qualifications.

The Alcester sixth form, already placed in the top 10 IB state schools in the country, saw a record number of students taking the diploma and a highest-ever 100 per cent pass rate.

Students achieved an average points score of 33, maintaining the standard reached last year, and exceeding the global average of 30 (33 points carries more UCAS points than A*A*A* at A Level).

Top performers include Arabella King, Hannah O’Neill and Holly Pittaway.

Holly’s 42 points puts her among the top 4 per cent of IB students internationally.

Headteacher, Nick Gibson, said: “We are delighted with another superb set of sixth form results and we are very proud of our students and staff.

Our sixth form has gone from strength to strength and I have no doubt that these results will rank the school in the top 10 nationally. Many of our students have now secured their place at their chosen University and we wish them every success.”

The IB performance was matched by superb BTEC results; Health and Social Care Diplomas are again the school’s best on record with all diploma students achieving D*D* and 80 per cent achieving D*D*D or better on the Extended Diploma.

“To achieve these results with a truly comprehensive intake of students is outstanding," added Simon Smallman, head of sixth form.

"It is testament to the students’ hard work, the backing of their families, and our superb teaching and support staff."