The Class of 2018 at the International School Bangkok (ISB) earned very impressive International Baccalaureate (IB) results with a 97% pass rate overall – compared to a world average of 80%. As one of the most rigorous college-preparatory programs, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) is an excellent indicator of all-around academic achievement.
The IB Diploma results for last year’s ISB students were also far higher than the world average in all categories. Of the 114 IB Candidates at ISB, 16% earned a highly impressive score of 40 points or more, putting their performance in the top tier of candidates worldwide. Two of these students scored a remarkable 44 points, while two more earned the ultimate achievement of a perfect 45 points. The average score around the world in 2018 was 29, where the average score for ISB students was a very strong 35 points.
In addition to this, of the 172 ISB students that took IB subjects, 92% scored above the respective world average for those courses, and 83% scored 5, 6 or the highest possible score of 7. The average score for ISB was 5.51 over all courses. Out of the 61 IB subjects that ISB students took, the average score was at least 1 point above the world average. This is a remarkable statistic. In another statistic that speaks to ISB’s multinationalism and multilingualism, the school was able to award 34 bilingual diplomas this year, in Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish and Thai.
Students were also admitted to a wide range of outstanding colleges and universities that match their aspirations, talents, and achievements. This year, the school had multiple admits to such well-known institutions as Stanford, Wesleyan, Columbia, University of British Columbia, King’s College London, University of Hong Kong, USC, UCLA, Chulalongkorn, University of Virginia, University College London, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Boston University, and Georgetown, as well as offers from Brown, UPenn, National University of Singapore, Haverford, Williams, LSE, Cambridge, and many more.
We congratulate our entire Class of 2018 for their exceptional achievements. Go Panthers!