Best Ever Results Celebrated for International Baccalaureate Students

Exeter College news article

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017

Exeter College students are celebrating after achieving the college's best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) results.

Five college students achieved 40+ points - the equivalent of five A Levels at A/A* - putting them in the top five to ten per cent of students in the entire world.  

A third of the college’s IB students scored an impressive 36+ points, meaning that they achieved the very highest results, equivalent to more than 3 As at A Level.  At the same time, students celebrated a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate.

The exceptional results mean many of Exeter College’s IB students are going on to fulfil their dreams of studying at world-leading universities.

One student achieved 44 points, similar to achieving five A*s at A Level, and will gain their place to read German at Wadham College at Oxford University. Others have won their places to read a wide range of subjects at Russell Group universities, including Law at Bristol, Biochemistry at Imperial College, University of London, and Marine Biology at Exeter.

John Laramy, Principal and CEO of Exeter College said:

I would like to congratulate the IB students and their teachers on today’s stunning results. These are our best ever results with a number of students gaining truly remarkable outcomes. We have run the IB for approaching 20 years and are now in the international listings for the successful delivery of the challenging IB programme.  Our vision as a college is to be an ‘exceptional’ college and the IB students have supported our college vision by delivering ‘exceptional’ results.”


The average points scored by Exeter College students was 34, four points above the world average of 30 (2016).

Emma Fielding, Assistant Principal, said:

We could not be more proud of these fantastic achievements. The IB is an exceptionally challenging global qualification, both in terms of the high academic level it requires and the commitment and breadth it demands of young people. Our students and staff have worked tremendously hard to achieve these world class outcomes and we are delighted to be able to celebrate their success”.


Why not study the International Baccalaureate (IB) at Exeter College?

We were one of the first colleges in the country to offer this challenging course and our results over the last two decades have been excellent. You’ll be in small classes with experienced, supportive and inspiring teachers.

Find out more about studying the IB with Exeter College here.

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