IB 2012 100% Pass Rate and University Entry

January 07, 2013 at 3:09 PM

In 2012, our third cohort of 25 Year 13 International Baccalaureate Diploma students completed their two year course of study, culminating in their final external examinations. As in the previous years, the results were outstanding, reinforcing our decision to provide students at Saint Kentigern College with an alternative qualification to NCEA. 

100% of all our IB students gained their Diploma with an average of 35.44 points. We are proud that four of our students gained 40+ points. These students were placed amongst the top 6% of candidates in the world.

In 2012, 330 students from eleven schools in New Zealand were entered for the Diploma examinations and achieved a pass rate of 97.04% with an average of 33.06 points. Worldwide over 110,000 students achieved a pass rate of 78% at an average of 30.01 points. The results for our Saint Kentigern students fare very favourably and place them in an advantageous position to gain university entrance both in New Zealand and overseas.

IB Co-ordinator, John Andrews commented, ‘These results are just reward for all the hard work put in by our IB students and their teachers. The IB Diploma programme enables all committed students to develop the skills, attitudes and perspectives that are excellent preparation for University entry.’

Whilst we are extremely proud of all our student’s results and the fact that once again the IB students have achieved 100% University entry, we are particularly pleased for four of our students who secured a score of 40+ points out of a possible 45.      

Joe Lu 44 points
Lorentz Bartsch    43 points
Samuel Gilmour 43 points
Nicole Tan     41 points

These students will be invited to Government House in February to receive their Diplomas from the Governor General.

Jeff Beard, Director General of the International Baccalaureate said: ‘I would like to congratulate all students on their great achievements. Today’s IB graduates should feel confident that they possess the skills needed to excel in an international world, with students uniquely poised for success both at University and beyond.’ 

There are presently close to 1 million students worldwide studying IB programmes in 3,440 schools in 141 countries.

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