Graduate International Baccalaureate (IB) students at the British International School, Budapest (BISB) have shone once again in their IB examinations, gaining outstanding results. Their achievement is a very good indicator of the quality of education provided at the school.
Unlike many other schools in the region, BISB is non-selective – all students are involved in the IB Diploma programme, regardless of their academic ability. It is therefore even more astonishing that consistently over the years, out of the maximum 45 points, the average point scores at BISB have been between 33 and 35 – with this year’s graduating IB class achieving an average of 34, thus beating the world average of less than 30 points.
“These are truly outstanding results and I would like to congratulate all of our students for all their hard work and commitment. The IB Diploma is recognised as the pre-eminent university entrance qualification around the world and these results give all of our students a wonderful head start.” – Andrew Derry, Principal
A total of 16% of this year’s graduating class at BISB achieved marks of 40 points or higher – more than three times the global average of 5%.
Their pass rate this year is 96%, again well above the world average. This is especially admirable given that many of the students in this year’s BISB group are non-native English speakers, with 45% of them gaining the prestigious Bilingual Diploma.
With these excellent results, students at BISB have secured places at some of the world’s top universities, including three at St Andrews in Scotland, two at Oxford in England, one at Glion in Switzerland and one at University College London, to name but a few, with the majority of the group gaining entry into their top-choice university.
The range of subjects offered at BISB prepares students for university and beyond, but school is about a lot more than getting students to pass exams. BISB thus offers subjects that deal with current world issues, which both gives a good grounding for those who aim to pursue international careers and seeks to foster a sense of social responsibility among students. The school is proud to be introducing the new Computer Science IB course, for example, at both higher and standard levels.