World class results for The British School in The Netherlands’ IB diploma students
The British School in The Netherlands’ reputation for high quality international education was proven once again this week, as the outstanding results of the BSN’s first ever IB Diploma students were received.The IB diploma students can be proud of their achievement. Made up of twenty four students, the school’s entire IB Diploma cohort achieved over 24 points – one of the main conditions for the diploma. The BSN’s mean score of 32 points places the school above the worldwide average of 30 points. With an overall pass rate of 91.7% - almost 12% above the worldwide average, staff and students are understandably delighted at this significant achievement.
As testament to the British School's commitment to the importance of languages and in particular the value the school places on mother tongue language learning, 5 students also qualified for a bi-lingual Diploma.
As Mr Peter Simpson, Head of the BSN Senior School explains, there was a lot riding on the quality of these results: “The BSN has a long history of outstanding A-level results and subsequent University placements, so the stakes were high when we broadened our curriculum 2 years ago to offer the additional choice of the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma. To have achieved such impressive results speaks volumes for the combination of the quality of teaching and dedication of the teaching staff and our students’ commitment and determination to succeed.”
And the good news doesn’t end there. Whilst all successes are to be celebrated, the achievement of one student in particular stands out. Elisabeth Veit obtained a staggering score of 44 points, placing her performance in the top 1% in the world! Elisabeth will now take her place at Cambridge University this autumn where she will study History.
The BSN’s other IB Diploma students now also look forward to taking up their places at universities around the world to read subjects such as medicine, psychology, English and engineering, geology and art.
As the remaining year 13 students from the BSN eagerly await their own A-level results - due out later this summer - they have a hard act to follow, but early indications show that they too will attain a range of outstanding grades.