A Scarborough sixth form is celebrating after achieving its best ever results in the prestigious International Baccalaureate examinations.
Newly published results show that Scarborough College achieved an average point score of over 33, which is its best average to date since it adopted the continental examination, which is an equivalent to the A-Level.
Regarded by some critics as a more rounded exam than the A-level, the International Baccalaureate Diploma requires students to study six subjects to an advanced level, including maths, a modern language and a science.
One of the top achievers this year was pupil Francesca Houghton.
The teenager, who has secured a place studying Natural Sciences at the University of Bath, scored a whopping 44 points - putting her in the top two per cent of students in the world.
Head boy Philip Adams gained 40 points to secure his place to study History at York. Talented Lisa Tam also scored 40 points and is destined for Durham where she will read Business Finance.
The Headmistress of the College, Isobel Nixon said, “The diploma is a stimulating and challenging qualification which develops independent learning and intellectual curiosity.
“The range of subjects also gives our students the edge when applying for university places and jobs. We are absolutely delighted that so many of our students have achieved such good results.”
The international tone of the sixth form means that students are better placed to apply to study at universities in Europe, the USA and beyond.
Based on its UCAS point scores, Scarborough College has one of the best performing sixth forms in the North of England.
The equivalent A-Level results are published in August.