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St Benedict’s continues to compete on the global stage

Students and staff at St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Alcester are again celebrating success after the International Baccalaureate (IB) results were published across the world this weekend.

The school continues to comfortably outperform global averages and this year has seen a significant increase in the number of higher grades achieved. Three students achieved Diploma Programme scores of 40 or above out of the maximum of 45. This puts them in the top 10% of all students that study the IB in 144 countries around the world.

“Many congratulations to our IB students who have achieved another superb set of Sixth Form results this year” commented David Hughes, Headteacher. “The Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength and we are again delighted by our students’ performance.”

The IB Diploma Programme is recognised by universities and employers for the way it combines academic rigour with real world skills in a global context. St Benedict’s embraces its philosophy fully, valuing its educational breadth and depth.

“It is the progress that our students make that particularly impresses me” says Simon Smallman, Head of Sixth Form. “To achieve these results alongside our BTEC performance this year with a truly comprehensive intake of students is fantastic. The support provided by our staff, their dedication, hard work, care, and hours of guidance have paid off and we can again feel justifiably proud of our school.”

St Benedict’s is still open to Sixth Form applications for September and welcomes any enquiries from Year 11 students or parents of students still unsure of their next academic step. Contact is recommended via the school website, email or telephone 01789 767030.

Head of Sixth Form’s Welcome

St Benedict’s Catholic High School’s Sixth Form offers a comprehensive suite of post-16 qualifications that equips students of varying abilities with the skills required for successful progression to higher education, apprenticeships and the workplace.

We warmly welcome students of all faiths, not only from the Upper School of St. Benedict’s, but also from other secondary schools.

At the heart of the Sixth Form is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – a course that offers both the depth and breadth of curriculum that is being increasingly demanded by universities, professional associations and employers.

Running alongside the Diploma Programme, BTECs are offered to students pursuing a more vocational education. Students taking Health and Social Care BTECs are also able to study a range of IB subjects to complement their studies.

We take great pride in the education that we offer, the support provided and the guidance given to our students within a caring Catholic environment. In 2012, in our most recent inspection, Ofsted stated that ‘the Sixth Form is outstanding’.


Simon Smallman

Head of Sixth Form