As many of you are aware our Year 13 students have faced very adverse conditions in the run up to the May 2020 IBDP examinations. In our previous communication when the IBDP results were released, we had mentioned that with the way the IBO had standardised the grades awarded, some of our highest achieving students seem to have been most affected by downgrading to ensure that they fit world and regional statistics. We are very pleased to say that due to appeals lodged by over 700 schools worldwide, the IBO have reviewed the procedures they used to calculate grades and have now recalculated them. As a school we now feel that the revised grades issued to our students are more reflective of their abilities and in line with our expectations.
Prior to the review by the IBO some of our student had achieved some exceptional results in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Following the review, I can say that many rather than some of our students have achieved exceptionally.
For the 2019/20 academic school year,
- BSB Shunyi achieved a pass rate of 100% well above the global average of 79.1% last year.
- 88% of our students achieved above the global average and our average score of 34 which is 4.1 points higher than the global average of 29.9 points, widening the gap between the school and other IB schools around the world.
- Another remarkable figure was the number of our students that were awarded the bilingual diploma, a staggering 56% compared with the global average 24.75%
- 86.4% BSB students achieved A-C in Extended essay compared with the global average of 76.2%
- 78.3% BSB students achieved 1-3 Core Points compared with the global average of 72.6%
We are delighted to announce that 7 students, which represent 16% of entrants from our school achieved 40 points and above, this compares to 9% worldwide. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.
Jiaqi (Jessica) Feng: 43 points (out of a maximum of 45 points)
YeaRim Lee: 42 points
EunJae (Joshua) Lee: 41 points
George Bourne: 41 points
Sehee Jang: 41 points
Ya-Ge (Alex) Yu : 41 points
Hanqing (Britt) Ye: 40 points
Pei-Jung (Hermione) Hsieh : 39 points
Manseok (Max) Han: 39 points
Zilin (Jeremy) Cao: 39 points
Lisa Iwanaga achieved a Level 7 for Japanese. Indeed, her Written Assignment was awarded the top mark of 25/25. This is a subject she took in the 'School Supported Self Taught' category, which means it was predominantly something she learned through self-study, not in a classroom with classmates or through teacher-led lessons. It takes a huge amount of self-discipline, determination and independence to successfully complete SSST subjects, making Lisa's Level 7 all the more impressive. We are so proud of Lisa and congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.
Mr. Richard Thornhill, Principal of BSB Shunyi said :
“To say I am proud of our graduating students is an understatement. They have faced many challenges both at a personal level as well as working toward their IB Diplomas. They have shown great resilience and fortitude, they have confronted every challenge and overcome them. The results they have achieved stand testament to the fine young people they are, we now feel that with the IBO having addressed the concerns of the statistical model used the revised grades truly reflect the ability of our students. I would like to congratulate every one of our graduating students and wish them every success as they take their next steps in their education and life. Well done to you all.”
As a family of schools, Nord Anglia schools recorded an average diploma score of 34.4 points out of 45, well above the global average score. Nord Anglia also had a 96.9% diploma pass rate in its IB schools, which is significantly above the global average of 77.8% last year. This marks seven years of our global family exceeding average scores.
Elise Ecoff, Group Education Director, NAE said
“I am so proud of our Nord Anglia students who have, for the seventh year in a row, achieved results that exceed global averages for the IB Diploma.”
All of us here at BSB Shunyi would also like to congratulate our graduating seniors. Our students have put in an incredible amount of hard work over the years and it appears that many Universities are recognising this from the acceptances that our students have received.
A huge congratulations to all our graduates and IBDP achievers for a job well done!
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