Sixth Form International Baccalaureate pupils were justifiably delighted with a very strong performance in this year’s Diploma examinations.

The results, which were published this week, saw Warminster pupils achieve an average score of 34 points, equating to more than three A* grades at A level (479 university entry points). The class of 2016 therefore have improved on the already impressive efforts of previous cohorts; the results are up by 2 points on average compared to last year.

The top performing student was Jonas Schlicht with 40 points (the equivalent of over four A* grades at A level). This puts him in the top 5% of students globally. Jonas gained a bilingual diploma, and scored a maximum ‘level 7’ in three of his six subjects; an impressive feat indeed. Whilst on his gap year, Jonas will decide where he wants to go to university. With 40 points in his IB Diploma, Jonas has a very wide range of courses and institutions from which to choose; the world is his oyster.

The 2016 leavers’ good results mean they will be able to head off to their favoured university destinations and courses. Jannike Smye, achieved 36 points, and is off to read Marine Biology and Oceanography at Plymouth University. Simon Wojtowicz, with 32 points, is planning to attend Reading University to study for an undergraduate degree in Real Estate.

Dr Matthew Harris, Warminster's IB Coordinator, was very pleased with the results: “I am delighted with the 2016 leavers’ results and I wish them the very best of luck for their future careers; the results show that hard work is rewarded. The IB Diploma is rigorous, but it is a very good foundation for university life, which I am sure our leavers will now go on to enjoy.”

The Headmaster, also delighted with the results commented, “Congratulations to our IB pupils who have worked hard and earned their reward. I am very pleased to see a rise in the average score at the School, but more importantly, the pupils have fulfilled their potential and are off to their first-choice university.”