IB students set new records at Garden


Students from Garden International School (GIS) have achieved record-breaking results following their International Baccalaureate (IB) studies.

The average score for the successful IB Programme Diploma students at GIS was 34 points out of 45, the best-ever result in the history of the school and far above the global average score of 29.8.

Ben Bartlett has achieved Garden International School’s best-ever IB score.Ben Bartlett has achieved Garden International School’s best-ever IB score.

Ben Bartlett was awarded a remarkable 44 out of 45 points – GIS’s best-ever score, while many other students gained the prestigious diploma. Ben had studied at GIS since Year 8 and as well as excelling in every subject, he is also a talented composer and musician.

GIS had 19 students taking the IB course and the majority of these achieved the full diploma. The average grade per subject for the successful diploma students was an impressive 5.37 out of a possible 7.

Ian Fraser, IB Coordinator at GIS, said: “These fantastic results are the end-product of the excellent work put in by our IB2 students and are also a timely reflection of the high teaching standards we aim for at Garden. The IB Diploma Programme is a really tough course but our students have responded magnificently. It was a pleasure to watch these students mature into internationally-minded young men and women, and meet all the challenges that IB presented to them.”

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the world’s premier pre-university course and begins in Year 12. Students have to study across a range of six subjects and also complete community-based activities and other tasks. The IB Diploma Programme is ideal for students who aim to further their studies at leading universities worldwide, including Thailand. Founded in 1968, there are around 1 million IB students at 3,440 schools in 141 countries across the world.

Some of Garden’s successful IB students.Some of Garden’s successful IB students.

Garden International School, which is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya, began offering the IB Diploma in 1998 and is one of the most-established IB centres in the region. For more on Garden, visit www.gardenrayong.com.