Just after midday, our IBDP students stepped from the cool shade of the examination room into the glaring sunshine. Undeterred by the Hanoi heat, and, excited by their future, I imagine they breathed a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that their international baccalaureate studies at BIS Hanoi are now over. Yes, the final IB exams were completed today and now the students must wait for their results, which will be issued on the 6th July 2018.
Results Day Information- 6 June 9 am
The sixth form team (Mr Airdrie, Ms Fairburn and Mr Duckett) will meet with Year 13 students and their parents to explain how the students can access their results in July. They will also be advising students on what to do with their results in terms of university applications.
Support for Year 13 on Results Day- 6 July 10 am
Please remember, that I will be in school on 6 July from 10 am. I will be able to share results with students and provide any support that is required. Students, who decide not to come to school on the 6 July, will be able to access their results via an online service on the evening of the 6 July.
Results are Temporary
Obviously, examination results are very important. The students have worked incredibly hard and their reward will be results that carry them into their university of choice. However, if the students are anxious about their results, they should remember that the impact our exam grades have on our destiny lessens over time. In some cases, the results become unimportant, once we embark on our new qualification or direction in life.
I am reminded of a friend of mine who did very badly in his final exams at school. He had to change his path in the summer of 1987, as he was rejected from all of his university choices. He followed his new path, which eventually took him into the excellent KPMG firm, as a management consultant. At interview, they asked him about his terrible exam results but finally judged him on his significant achievements since leaving school.
Values Last Forever
We introduced the IBDP because it is a value led education program. At the heart of the IBDP philosophy is a conviction that education can change the world. We are convinced that our students’ future will be guided by the strong values taught by BIS Hanoi and the IBDP. Long after the students have forgotten about their point scores and grades, the students will be impressive human beings because their values of respect, enquiry, reflection, perseverance, integrity and care will endure and guide their behaviour.
Tim Webb, Head of Secondary