Bridgwater College has been given a double reason to celebrate.

The college has been named as the highest achieving state school in the Times International Baccalaureate Diploma league table while 15 students have all passed the course.

The group, which has been studying the programme for two years, receive their results ahead of A-Level students and can now confirm their university places.

The diploma is a highly challenging course and students are required to study six subjects, usually including English, maths, a science, humanities, languages and art, as well as a core activity.

Students are then awarded points per subject and the college's average points total was 34.2 out of a maximum of 45, compared to the world standard of 29.6.

Neil Punnett, head of access, science and humanities at Bridgwater College, congratulated the year group's achievements and said: “These are really outstanding results, placing Bridgwater College in the top six IB schools in the UK.”