For the 2020/21 academic school year, our IB Diploma students achieved record breaking results, where 68% achieved an incredible score of 40 or more (significantly above the global average of 9%), six students achieved a perfect score of 45, and 18 students celebrated a near perfect score of 44.
I am so proud of this wonderful cohort of BIS HCMC students. The demand of the IB Diploma in itself is immense, but to face this challenge as the world faces a global pandemic and its associated disruption, takes it to another level. In these circumstances, to produce, as a group, such an outstanding set of results is a tremendous achievement - the best set of IB results ever produced by BIS HCMC. Many members of this cohort joined the school when they were two or three years old and have spent all their school life at BIS, with others joining at various stages of their schooling. Together as a group, they have shown themselves to be great ambassadors for BIS HCMC living the values and attributes that the school holds so dear through our Aide Memoire - always showing Integrity, Care, Respect, Perseverance, Reflection, Enquiry and they are truly Global Citizens Learning Together. They deserve all the praise that they will get for this outstanding set of results, as will the school staff and parents who have guided them so well on their journey at BIS HCMC. I wish them all well as they move on to the next stage of their lives. - Anthony Rowlands, Principal of British International School, HCMC.
BIS HCMC Class of 2021 - IBDP Results Highlights
Our 2021 IBDP results showcase a number of impressive statistics, both on an individual level and collectively:
- Top Score of 45 points: 6 students
- Near perfect score of 44 points: 18 students
- Average IB Diploma Points Score: 40.4 (world average: 33.02)
- Students achieving 40+: 68% (world average: 9%)
- Students awarded a Bilingual Diploma: 21.3%
- Average Subject Score: 6.34
Our average score continues to benchmark significantly higher than the global average year-on-year, which serves to highlight the excellent academic standards of the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City and the calibre of our students in comparison to other international schools in Vietnam and indeed globally.
This continued academic success is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students during their time at BIS HCMC and through a particularly challenging programme of education, our teachers who drive these exceptional results by encouraging and inspiring our students to be the best they can possibly be and of course our parents who provide unwavering support.
About the IB Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised qualification for admission into higher education. This intensive programme not only provides the academic knowledge and skills required for further education but offers our students the opportunity for personal growth to become responsible members of their communities.
“Independent research confirms that the IB improves students’ academic achievement, as well as their probability of high school graduation and college enrolment, and it is clear that our students are better prepared to succeed in post-secondary settings”. Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General.
Each student undertaking the full IB diploma studies 6 individual subjects with a maximum of 7 points awarded in each, as well as 3 core requirements. A full IB Diploma is awarded for those students who achieve 24 points or more up to a maximum of 45 points.
Our students, teachers and parents working together alongside an internationally respected curriculum in first-class facilities ensures that at BIS HCMC we continue to offer educational opportunities that are unrivalled by other IB schools across the globe.