Congratulations Class of 2016 on your IB Diploma results
The International Baccalaureate (IB) announced its May 2016 Diploma Programme (DP) results on 6 July. Almost 150,000 secondary, or high school, IB Diploma students across the globe received their results on 6 July, including 500 graduating students at UWCSEA in the Class of 2016.
UWCSEA’s IBDP results show that our students have done extremely well, with an average score of 36.2 points (with the campuses achieving the same average). This compares favourably with the worldwide average of 30.07. The pass rate at the College was 99%, as compared with the worldwide pass rate of 80.8% (2015 figure). You can see a breakdown of top level results for the College, and by each campus, below.
The success of our students has resulted in the majority being offered places at universities around the world. Our graduates will take up study in 'best fit' courses in leading institutions. A number of students will do this after taking part in the UWCSEA gap year programme (a chance to put UWCSEA values into action around the region) or after completing their National Service commitment.
UWCSEA has one of the largest cohorts sitting the IB Diploma at an international school anywhere in the world. In Singapore, around 1,200 students sit the IB Diploma examinations each May (source: IB Diploma Statistical Bulletin, May 2015).
The graduation ceremonies in May confirmed that our Class of 2016 are an outstanding group of young people. They joined a community of nearly than 1,500,000 DP graduates in 136 countries across the world.
We wish them all the best for the future.
The IB Diploma is an internationally recognised two-year pre-university course. To gain a full Diploma, students are required to study of a minimum of six subjects (at least three at ‘Higher Level’) as well as complete the ‘DP Core’. The Core aims to broaden the students’ educational experience and provide opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and develop their skills, and is made up of three elements: a Theory of Knowledge course, a 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice and completion of an individual CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) project.
Dover Campus has been authorized to offer the IB Diploma since 1977; the East Campus since welcoming the first IB Diploma intake in 2012.