After sitting their International Baccalaureate Diploma exams in May 2016, many of this year's graduates have gone into higher education. They are studying subjects ranging from English, Engineering and Economics to Medicine, Marketing and Management.
Universities that offered our students places this year included the Universities of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Durham University, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, St Andrews University, University of Edinburgh, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, Boston University, New York University, IE Madrid, University of St Gallen and EHL.
The pass rate at ICS this year was 95%. (This is considerably higher than the world average IB Diploma pass rate, which has stayed stable at 79% for the last five years.*)
The mean average score of ICS candidates receiving the IB Diploma was 34 (out of a possible maximum of 45 points). Again, this is significantly better than the worldwide mean average total, which has averaged 30 points for the last five years*.
ICS is not academically selective, does not have entrance exams and takes students from all corners of the world. We are proud of our reputation as a non-selective school that encourages and enables all students to undertake the full IB Diploma Programme.
We are aware that if we were to selectively admit students into the IB Diploma, the IB mean average score at ICS would increase by a number of points. However, we remain firmly committed to our belief that all students can achieve individual success in the IB Diploma Programme. Therefore, we encourage and enable all students to attempt the IB Diploma Programme. We do not channel students into other courses or discourage any student from attempting the IB Programme.
As the only fully inclusive international IB school within Zurich our results continue to be excellent thanks to the dedication of our highly qualified teachers, supporting specialists and the wholehearted support of our school's families.
* Based on statistics from the IB for 2016.