Well done and congratulations, Class of 2020!


Following two years of dedication and hard work by our IB Diploma Programme students, we were pleased to hear of the results publication and join them in celebrating their success.

The past few months have presented many challenges and their study did not conclude in the expected or planned manner. Despite this, and the alternative arrangements for assessment conducted by the IBO, the results demonstrate the high quality education that each of these students have received at ISS. We celebrate a top score of 42 points and a pass rate of 96.4%, 17.3 percentage points above the global average.

The international and language diversity of our student body is highlighted in 72.5% of our Diploma students achieving a Bilingual Diploma – nearly three times the global average! This is no small achievement as many of these students have completed the rigours of the Diploma in a language that is not their mother tongue.

square-ib-results-01We are extremely proud of the hard work and commitment to the Core elements of the Diploma Programme, Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, which are evident in the results. 68% of students achieving a grade A or B in the Extended Essay is double the global average of 34%. Furthermore, 91% of our students achieved an A-C grade in Theory of Knowledge, once again significantly above the global average. These two core aspects of the Diploma Programme are what makes the IB Diploma a unique challenge for our young adults and provides a particularly strong foundation as they move on to further study. To achieve such success with this is testament to the learning experience at ISS and I thank the teachers who have guided all our Diploma students with such care.

square-ib-results-02Many of our students have received offers from top universities around the world. These universities include: in the UK; University College London, King’s College London, University of Edinburgh; in North America; University of British Columbia and University of Toronto; and from the rest of the world; University of New South Wales, Nanyang Technological University, University of Hong Kong, and Keio University.

Well done and congratulations, Class of 2020!

Christopher Hayward

High School Principal