The school community raised $10,000 for our annual philanthropic partner, Chicago Commons.
Science, technology, engineering and maths:
- Secondary students were the overall winner at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Contest. At the State Contest, students won first place in two categories.
- MATHCOUNTS Middle School team placed second in the Illinois Chapter Competition.
- Five members of the Primary School Science Olympiad Team won first place in their events.
- The Secondary School Science Olympiad Team won 15 medals at the Regional Tournament and narrowly missed a bid to State.
- Children in Year 5 were the first ever to test the Codeverse coding platform and curriculum, with guidance from professional programmers.
Arts and humanities:
- Four students won the Global Campus Creative Writing Challenge.
- Debate Club competed in the state quarter-finals, winning four medals and fourth best speaker.
- A student won Nord Anglia Young Artist of the Year in the age 11-14 category.
- Middle School students competed in a statewide history fair for the third straight year, winning a Ribbon of Excellence.
- Students across the school performed at the famed Bean in Millennium Park as part of the holiday concert series.
- Six High School students finished their French examinations a year early and achieved the highest marks.
- Teams in Girls Volleyball, Boys Volleyball, Girls Soccer and Boys Soccer became league champions.
- Two 2017 graduates went on to play Division I sports – soccer and fencing.
- The Class of 2017 achieved an average ACT score that exceeds CPS, Selective Enrollment Schools, Illinois and the United States.
- The Class of 2017 earned $1.35 million in college scholarships.
Chicago, South Loop Exam Results 2018
The IGCSE culminates with comprehensive exams at the end of Year 11 (Grade 10). Honors exams are assessed by boards in England, and students’ attainment may earn IGCSE Certificates for individual subjects. College Prep exams are marked internally. Exams are graded on an eight-point scale from A* (top achievement) to G (lowest achievement).
In 2018, the IGCSE cohort was 39 students.
58% of all GCSE and IGCSE grades achieved by BISC students were the highest levels of A* or A. This is 38% higher than the 2017 UK average of 20%. 98% of all grades were A*-C, compared to the UK average of 66%.
The IB concludes with comprehensive exams, assessed internally and externally, at the end of Year 13 (Grade 12). Successful completion results in the IB Diploma and IB Certificates. Students may earn college credit for their scores. To earn the IB Diploma, students must meet subject requirements and score at least 24 out of 45 points on subject and core exams.
The 2017-18 IB cohort was 24 students.
96% of the senior class completed IB certificates and 75% sat for the full IB Diploma. From the students, who sat the full IB diploma, their average diploma score was 30.1, ahead of the world average of 29.78. Their average IB subject grade from all examinations was 5 (out of 7).