Celebrating the Success of our Graduates
Once again our Grade 12 graduates set high expectations for themselves by striving to meet their potential in the May 2013 examination period. The graduating students sat their final examinations in May and received their results in early July.
This year 46 ICS students were awarded an IB Diploma. Students who completed the full IB Diploma studied 6 subjects (at least 3 at Higher Level), and successfully completed their Extended Essay, the Theory of Knowledge course and fulfilled the requirements for Creativity, Action and Service (CAS).
Achievements of ICS students
|Percentage pass rate||90.1 %|
|Number of candidates awarded the Diploma||46|
|Number of Bilingual Diplomas awarded||16|
|Mean score of candidates awarded the Diploma||32.1|
In July 2013 there was an increase in ICS’s overall pass rate for diploma candidates. There was also an increase in the number of students who achieved a bilingual diploma. Achieving a bilingual diploma involves students passing two Group 1 language examinations or submitting an Extended Essay in a language other than their Group 1 language. Moreover, in May 2013 three students completed the examination for one of their subjects in Grade 11 rather than Grade 12.
|Mean score at ICS||32.1||32||33.2||33.2||31.3|
|Mean score worldwide||29.81||29.8||29.6||29.5||29.5|
|Pass rate (%) at ICS||90.1||86.3||93.5||93||92.7|
|Pass rate (%) worldwide||78.54||78.1||77.7||78||78.7|
The mean pass rate of our students was 12% above last year’s worldwide mean. This is especially noteworthy as ICS is a non-selective school that enables all students to undertake the full IB Diploma. Unlike other schools that channel students into either the IB Diploma Programme or AP (Advanced Placement) courses, here at ICS we believe that all students can achieve success in the IB Diploma. Our goal is to support our students as fully as possible throughout their schooling.
Each of our graduates is now pursuing their post-secondary aspirations either locally or globally. We are very proud of our Class of 2013 and wish them continued success in their future endeavours. They are a group who are well prepared to become active, responsible global citizens and are a credit to ICS.