Students and staff at Box Hill School, Mickleham, Surrey, were celebrating on Thursday, 5 July, after receiving outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) examination results.
A total of 47 year 13 pupils took the acclaimed two-year diploma with an average points score of 30 - an improvement of 1.6 points per student on 2011 - which is the equivalent to two A grades and an A* grade at A level, or 392 UCAS tariff points.
Box Hill School's top student was Helen Burdett, 18, (pictured above) who scored 38 points, which is the equivalent to four A* grades at A level, or 567 UCAS points. Helen is going on to study history at the University of Sussex, her first choice of university.
Matthew Eagers, 18, (pictured above) scored 35 points and has secured his place at Exeter University (also his first choice) to study history and international relations. While Sasha Danilina, 18, won a place to study medicine at Edinburgh University.
Headmaster Mark Eagers said: “We are delighted with these excellent IB examination results which are the best ever at Box Hill School.
"Our leaving students have been an outstanding year group, who have worked hard over the past two years and thoroughly deserve their success. It is always good to see so many get into their university of first choice and, before the summer gets underway, I congratulate all the students and their teachers on these marvellous results.”
Bright World’s much trusted partner School Box Hill School introduced IB in 2008 as part of its commitment to bringing an international focus to its teaching and learning environment.
Since then the independent boarding school has seen marked improvements each year in IB results with pupils securing places at some of the world's leading academic organisations.
The International Baccalaureate diploma programme was established more than 40 years ago in Geneva, Switzerland, and seeks to provide children aged from three to 19 across the world with an international education, and prepare them for university. For more information visit