IB Results

 

IB Diploma Exam Results 2020

 

As I am sure you are all aware, the 2020 examinations for the IB Diploma were cancelled due to COVID-19. After some consideration, the IB decided to base their grading on the student work that had been submitted to the IB for assessment.  The results of these assessments were announced during the summer vacation and I am very pleased to let you know that the students of IS Genoa produced an outstanding set of IB Diploma results. It is worth noting that all students in the Class of 2020 successfully passed the IB Diploma. There were two students who achieved a very impressive 43 points (top 1% worldwide), while two students achieved 42 points (top 3% worldwide). A very impressive 31.6% of our students earned between 40 and 43 points, while 47.4% of the ISG Graduating Class earned 38 points or more (out of a maximum possible 45 points).

It is also a fantastic achievement to repeat the success of last year and to have a 100% pass rate for the second year running. What is particularly pleasing about the success of the IS Genoa students this year is that the final IB results were based upon coursework produced by the students over a sustained period of time, rather than performance in exams. This can be considered a far more authentic assessment of our students’ abilities, as exam performance can be impacted by so many other factors.

The following is a summary of the IB results, along with a comparison of the results over the past five years:

Summary of IB Results: 2016 – 2020

 

 

May 2020

May 2019

May 2018

May 2017

May 2016

ISG pass rate

100%

100%

93.3%

94.1%

100%

World-wide pass rate

Not yet released

77.8%

78.2%

78.4%

79.3%

 

 

May 2020

May 2019

May 2018

May 2017

May 2016

ISG: Highest score of all candidates

43

39

36

40

42

ISG: Lowest score of those who earned the diploma

25

28

25

25

29

ISG: Average score of all those who earned the diploma

35.9

32.9

30.5

32.3

35.0

ISG: Average score of all candidates

35.9

32.9

30.3

31.6

35.0

World-wide average score

Not yet released

29.65

29.76

29.88

29.95

 

 

May 2020

May 2019

May 2018

May 2017

May 2016

ISG: Average subject grade

5.68

5.14

4.80

5.19

5.46

World-wide average subject grade

Not yet released

4.77

4.79

4.81

4.82

 

While we are very proud of the IB results, I would stress that these are only one measure of the capabilities of the students and that these final grades represent a very small part of the holistic education and of the wonderful experiences that ISG offers the students throughout all years in the school.