GIS celebrates record IB Diploma results

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Records came tumbling down at Garden International School (GIS) as this year’s International Baccalaureate results were revealed.

GIS had a 100 percent pass rate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, the world’s top course for 18-year-olds. It means the IB graduates are now looking forward to starting degrees at some of the world’s top universities.

IB graduates celebrated recently with a dinner at the 5-star Movenpick Siam Hotel in Pattaya.
IB graduates celebrated recently with a dinner at the 5-star Movenpick Siam Hotel in Pattaya.

As well as having an unbeatable 100 percent pass rate, the students achieved a points’ average of more than 34 out of 45, well above the global average.

Among the star students was Khing, who with 41 points had a higher score than any other Thai student in GIS history. Also achieving 41 points was Hui Eun – both of them now hold the record for the highest IB score by a female GIS student.

Their wishes came true! GIS graduates are now heading off to world-class universities.
Their wishes came true! GIS graduates are now heading off to world-class universities.

Another notable achievement was Jason’s score of 38, which included the maximum three bonus points for his A-grade Extended Essay and his work on Theory of Knowledge.

This year the graduates will be heading to various leading universities, including the University of Warwick (ranked 6th best university in the UK by The Times), Northumbria University in the UK and Carelton University in Canada, while others can choose from the University of Hong Kong, Imperial College London (ranked 3rd best in the UK by The Times) and University College London.

Khing, second left, and Hui Eun, far right, were the joint top-scorers this year.
Khing, second left, and Hui Eun, far right, were the joint top-scorers this year.

IB is a challenging programme that involves students studying a range of six subjects across different disciplines. Students also have to do creative, active and service-minded work to achieve the diploma. This year 150,000 students worldwide completed the IB or career-related programmes.

Risk-taking, as demonstrated here by GIS student Neha, is a huge part of IB.
Risk-taking, as demonstrated here by GIS student Neha, is a huge part of IB.

IB Coordinator Ian Fraser said, “These spectacular results again confirm why GIS is the school of choice for IB. The dedicated teaching staff and highly-motivated students are a perfect combination for success. We wish our IB graduates all the best as they start life at some of the world’s leading universities.”

There is still time to join the school’s IB programme for 2016-17, as school starts again in August. For details visit www.gardenrayong.com.