The British School of Brussels students achieve best IB results yet
Students from the BSB in Belgium receive top marks that sit well above the world average to qualify for the International Baccalaureate full Diploma certificate. [Contributed by The British School of Brussels]
BSB is once again delighted with this summer’s International Baccalaureate results: 100 percent of our IB students took the full Diploma with everyone attaining 26 points or more, with an average IB Diploma point score of 36 (compared to a world IB average of 30 points).
- 56 percent of our candidates obtained 36 points or more (compared with a world IB average around 22 percent).
- More than one in four students — 26 percent — achieved the Diploma with 40 points or more (against a world average of around 6 percent).
- These levels represent our best IB Diploma results to date.
The IB statistics continue to be impressive year after year at BSB and we continue to sit well above the worldwide average in all key indicators. That every student has done so well in a non-selective school is tremendous. The programme is led by a highly committed and well-qualified team of teachers and is well organised throughout the two years to help students to be the best they can be.
Our students’ results will gain them entry to highly competitive courses in top universities around the world. This international success is also shown in the number of students chosing to study for a Bilingual Diploma, with over a third of our students taking on this additional challenge.
Gary Minnitt, Acting Co-Principal and Head of Secondary School, said:
"This is another fantastic set of results in IB for students and staff alike. Though we are delighted to do so well at the top end of the scale, we are equally proud of those students who found IB a tough challenge and who nevertheless succeeded. Our results last year were outstanding but these results are the best ever for BSB in the IB Diploma in many respects. They are a real testimony to the hard work and dedication of students and staff alike, as well as the excellent support we enjoy from parents. These results will now open doors to another world for these students. Congratulations to everyone and the very best for the future."
Richard Tomes, Head of Senior Section & IB Co-ordinator added:
"These results are truly fantastic. There are so many students who have performed well individually and I am delighted for all of them. I cannot express how happy I am for the students as they start on the next chapter of their lives, having achieved something special."
About The British School of Brussels
The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are over 1,350 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The school offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16. Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. BSB is the only international school in Belgium to have its own swimming pool. There is also a French-English bilingual programme for ages 4-14 years. School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB has received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS). For more information, please visit www.britishschool.be.
The British School of Brussels, Press Contact: Mrs Kim Burgess, External Relations Director, Tel: +32(0)2 766 04 30 or email KBurgess@britishschool.be.
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