What a wonderful set of IB Diploma results. In 2014, all of our Grade 12 students accepted the challenge of the IB Diploma and two years later all of them have now been successful.
Our students joined almost 150,000 IB students around the world who received their results from the May 2016 examination session. They join a community of almost 1.5 million IB graduates in 136 countries across the world.
The May 2016 session showcases our school’s average diploma score of 30.5 points (of 45 possible maximum), which is higher than the world average. It also highlights our school’s pass rate of 100% compared with the global DP pass rate, which continues to remain stable at approximately 80%.
I send my congratulations to all of our students who have received their results, a fitting return for all the hard work and commitment they’ve shown in completing their studies.
According to Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General, “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. And, perhaps more importantly, they’re better prepared to contribute in helping to make the world a better place.”
These results are a culmination of all the learning and hard work of our Grade 12’s, and will be a defining moment in their lives. It is also a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the teachers and staff at Heidelberg International School.
Finally the students could not achieve such great results without many years of support and assistance from parents, families and friends.
My thanks go to all the staff, parents and friends and I join you in congratulating the Class of 2016.