An Update on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Results: A Breakthrough Performance for the ISF Academy!


Friday, August 5, 2016

On July 6, the Academy’s IB DP results were announced. Although outstanding, the results did not fully represent the efforts of the Academy students and enquiries upon results process were requested. The enquiries have brought a breakthrough for the Academy and the Academy now has even more reason to celebrate.

Building on the results of the previous four cohorts, all 31 members of the Class of 2016 outperformed the DP benchmark set by IB schools worldwide, with an average IB Diploma score of 38.2 points, which far exceeds the worldwide average of 30.1, and no score was below 33 points.

This year, 26% of students achieved an IB score of 40 and above, which is considered the threshold for admission to the world’s best universities. One student, Jiayi Chen, achieved the distinction of a perfect score of 45 points. Jiayi is one of only 147 students worldwide to achieve full marks on the IB Diploma. She will now take up her place to read Engineering at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University.

Bilingual Diploma results were once again very strong. Of the 31 graduates, 21 (68%) were awarded the Bilingual Diploma, which recognizes students who have achieved native or near-native level in two languages.

For the third consecutive year, the overall pass rate of 100% is very impressive and is significantly above the world average success rate of 79.2%.

In addition to strong individual subject scores, our students demonstrated a strong commitment to the core elements of the IB Diploma—with 96% of the cohort receiving 2 or 3 core bonus points for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay components.

Members of the Class of 2016 have received offers from the world’s leading universities, such as Australian National University, McGill University, University of Toronto, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, Imperial College London, LSE, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Boston University, Cornell University, New York University, Stanford University, UCLA and University of Pennsylvania, to name but a few.

Result Overview

  • 100% pass rate (versus 79.2% worldwide)
  • Average points score: 38.2
  • Top score: 45 out of 45 (1 student)
  • 40 points and above: 26% (8 students)
  • 35 points and above: 90% (28 students)
  • 33 points and above: 100% students (31 students)
  • Range of student scores achieved: 33–45 IB points
  • Bilingual Diploma: 68% (21 students)
  • Average Core bonus points for TOK/EE: 2.3
  • Mean subject score: 6
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