Class of 2017 Finishes In Style

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students receive their exams results on July 6 (IB Results Day). Many have conditional offers from universities and their admission depends on reaching a specified score on the exams. IB Results Day sometimes can determine their future path. The OIS class of 2017 scores from the May 2017 were outstanding, with an average score of 33.3 compared to a world average score of 30. A student needs 24 points to pass the exam out of a possible 45 points. Of the close to 150,000 students sitting the over 500,000 exams, only 200 students had a perfect score of 45.

The OIS class of 2017 scores from the May 2017 were outstanding, with an average score of 33.3 compared to a world average score of 30. A student needs 24 points to pass the exam out of a possible 45 points. Of the 159,400 students sitting the over 500,000 exams, only 218 students reached a perfect score of 45. In fact, only 5% of IB candidates score 40 or above. Kai Junge, Airi Wakasa and Corrine Watanabe scored over 40 points, which is 16% of this year’s class. Kai scored perfect 7s in his higher level science and mathematics course, a first for OIS. All OIS students taking the full diploma programme scored 25 or above.

Most of the students this month are off to their universities to begin the next step of their academic career. The students weighed the offers this summer, some after receiving their IB scores. Students will be matriculating in the following universities next year:

North America: Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Luther College (Iowa), Emily Carr University of Art & Design (Vancouver, Canada), Savannah College of Art and Design, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of the Pacific (California), University of California- Santa Barbara, Chapman University (California) and University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Eurasia / UK: London College of Fashion – University of the Arts, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia and Nottingham Trent University, Holland IES and Institute of Economics & Finance (Mongolia) and Disciple Training School, Youth With A Mission, Herrnhut, Germany.

Japan: Kwansei Gakuin University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Temple University, Osaka University, Keio University and International Christian University.

Congratulations to the Diploma Programme teachers, Counselor Melissa Lemug and especially, to our graduates of the Class of 2017!

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