International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
In 2019, our IB Diploma students achieved a 96% pass rate, against a world average (WA) of 77%. As well,
- The average points score achieved was 35 (WA = 30 points)
- The average grade per subject was 5.5 (WA = 4.8)
- Three students scored a perfect 45 out of a cohort of 123. This is achieved by only 278 students worldwide.
- An incredible 15% scored 40 points or above, something that is typically accomplished by only about 10% of the global cohort of IB students
Bangkok Patana School is proud of the achievements of the whole Class of 2019, especially as we are not academically selective, despite the rigorous demands of the IB Diploma. This means that students are given the opportunity, through careful guidance, to study at Diploma level if they choose to, whatever their academic background.
In May/June 2019 a total of 185 students sat these examinations with the majority being from Year 11, but there was also an additional cohort from Year 10 sitting IGCSE Mathematics a year early, along with some students from Years 9 and 10 sitting examinations in their first language. 2019 is the first year that all Edexcel qualifications were awarded using the new 9 – 1 grade scheme, with 9 being the highest, and 9/8 being the equivalent of an A*.
We are exceedingly proud of our IGCSE students whose two years of hard work has been rewarded with outstanding results. The cohort achieved 94% of grades at or above the minimum benchmark of a Grade C / 5 (recognised as a ‘good’/‘strong’ pass). In addition, an incredible 80.2% of all grades were awarded at A*-B or 9 – 6, which is a phenomenal achievement. 118 students (80%) achieved an average exam grade of B /6 or above. Resilience and determination certainly played their part, with students from across the ability range achieving their potential.
Some highlights are:
- 2 students received 10 or more A*, 9 or 8
- 7 students received 9 or more A*, 9 or 8
- 42% students achieved an average grade of A/7 or higher.
- 75% students achieved an average grade of B/6 or higher
In addition, 16 Bangkok Patana students were the recipients of CIE awards, with seven Top in the World awards, six Top in Thailand awards and two High Achievement awards. Congratulations to these students and to their parents and teachers for their support.
Primary School Results
In Primary School we use the International Schools Assessment (ISA) standardised test in Year 4, 5 and 6. We chose the ISA tests because they are designed specifically for students in Grades 3 – 10 (Years 3 – 11) in international schools whose language of instruction is English.
Below is a summary of our 2019 results compared to the International Schools Assessment (ISA) reference norm. The reference norm is a large cohort of 64,000 ISA participants in 78 countries, providing highly reliable statistical comparisons. When compared to All Schools who completed the ISA tests, as well as regional schools (schools in the South East Asian Region), our Year 4, 5 and 6 students have outperformed other students of the same age groups in the ISA Reference Norm in Mathematical Literacy and in Reading
Bangkok Patana has a proud history of excellence that is recognised by post secondary institutions around the world. Our students receive offers not only from ‘top in the world’ universities, but also from specialist programmes that enable them to continue pursuing their passions and interests.
Our Student Achievement book lists achievement across the school and is published every year in December. The latest issue can be accessed here.