CELEBRATIONS were in order for students at Ellesmere College after they posted their best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) results.

Students have excelled with their IB Diploma results, leading to places being awarded at some of the world’s top universities after a record pass rate published earlier this month.

This follows on from the BTEC Sports Diploma earlier this term reaching a 100 per cent pass rate.

Brendan Wignall, headmaster of Ellesmere College, congratulated the students for their results and gave thanks to the teachers for their encouragement.

He said: “I would like to congratulate our IB students on their achievements.

“It’s always a pleasure to see our students secure impressive grades such as these and it’s particularly pleasing to see all who wish to progress to university being able to do so.

“Credit also goes to our teaching staff for their excellent work and to parents for their constant support and encouragement.”

Students achieved an average of 31 points in the IB Diploma, which is equivalent to top grades at A Level.

Natan Marczak from Poland was awarded the highest score – an exceptional 44 points out of the maximum 45. Natan will now read economics at the New York University in Abu Dhabi.

Head Girl Kimberley Ong from Malaysia was next with 41 points and will now go on to Edinburgh University to read Economics with Environmental Studies.

Bethan Huxtable from Shrewsbury achieved 38 points and will study Politics and International Relations at Bristol.

Paul Kontrus from Austria scored 36 points and will now read Geography at King’s College London.