65 ECP students received their results from the 2012 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme today, alongside over 119,000 students from across the world.
ECP students scored an average of 32.82 from a maximum 45 compared to the world wide average of 29.83 and 97% of students passed the Diploma compared to 78% worldwide.
Particular congratulations to Cam Nhung Duong who scored the full 45 points, one of only 109 students in the world to do so, and to Anh Vu Thi Van who scored 44 points and so secures her place at Oxford University to study Biochemistry.
As a result of these exams, ECP students can now look forward to attending some of the best universities in the world with places confirmed at many of the top UK universities including Oxford, Glasgow, York, Warwick, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Durham and King’s College, London.
The International Baccalaureate is recognised as a robust qualification, accepted at the best universities in the world as a qualification that prepares students well for life at university and beyond.
Mark Waldron, Headmaster of ECP, said, ‘naturally we are delighted for all our students, many of whom have worked hard for many months towards this day. The IB demands enormous self-discipline across a whole range of subjects and remains, for good reason, the most widely respected school leaving exam in the world. Over a third of our students secured 36 points or above, a remarkable achievement that reflects well on them and their teachers and shows that, for all the gloom one sometimes reads in the press, there are many young people in the Czech Republic with real ambition and drive.’
Carolyn Adams, Chief Assessment Officer at the International Baccalaureate said: ‘We are very pleased with the exam results that have been achieved across the globe. We believe it is essential that students, teachers and universities have confidence in a robust qualification, which offers an internationally benchmarked standard against which to judge success.’
Adrian Kearney, Regional Director for Africa, Europe and Middle East at the International Baccalaureate added: ‘The results are a testament to the hard work put in by IB students and teachers throughout the region. The IB Diploma Programme provides students with a unique set of skills, attitudes and perspectives for success in an increasingly integrated world, and I have every confidence that this current cohort will go on to enjoy every success in the future.’