Cebu International School (CIS) is pleased to announce the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) exam results for the Class of 2018.
The average diploma score for passing students was 30.5 points out of a maximum of 45, with the IB world average for this session being 29.78 points. 75% of our DP candidates earned the coveted IB Diploma (last year’s world average passing rate was 78.4%, and this year’s rate has not been published yet), and the highest individual score was 40 points.
What is particularly remarkable about CIS students’ achievements is their competitive performance in comparison with other IB schools around the world when considering CIS is an inclusive school. That is, CIS admits students of a wide range of abilities, and unlike some exclusive schools, not only permits them to register for the DP exams, but actively encourages them to work towards earning the globally recognized and respected IB Diploma.
Established in 1924, CIS was authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program in 1999, and was recently re-accredited by the Council of International Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and re-authorized by the International Baccalaureate for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme. This external validation of our program demonstrating a high-quality curriculum and level of instruction is present, and providing opportunity for our students to shine. A feature of our accreditation protocols is the continual focus on improving learning each year, and we will continue to look at ways to develop our program to facilitate excellence from committed teachers and motivated students in order to offers the best opportunities for our students’ future endeavors.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme® was first offered 50 years ago, is a rigorous two-year education program for students in grades 11-12. The program is unique in its structure, utilizing a holistic approach that explicitly teaches critical thinking, approaches to learning skills and the development of desirable attributes and positive attitudes while enabling a broad base of study in six major subject groups, as well as in-depth higher level of study in three of the subject groups. It is used widely in many international, private and government-run schools in countries all around the world, and is a recognized and respected qualification that promotes entry into higher education and leading universities worldwide.
Congratulations to the class of 2018 for their performance, which is a real credit to their hard work and commitment!
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