Swiss International School Dubai, Dubai’s first bilingual International Baccalaureate School, is marking an incredible achievement among its hard-working student cohort – result of the demanding Middle Years Programme. The school achieved a 100% pass rate, with an average score of 40 and 63% of students achieved a bilingual MYP certificate.
As one of the only schools in the UAE who chose to continue testing students, and opt for the additional alternative IB task (despite exams being cancelled by the IB), the teachers and pupils alike are delighted and excited by the results.
As new Principal, Ruth Burke, explains “The pandemic challenged us all, but despite exams being cancelled globally, we offered our students, not only the chance to complete their IB MYP qualification, but also the additional opportunity to undertake the ‘alternative task’ provided by the IBO. The MYP is the perfect preparation for the IB Diploma Programme, perceived to be the gold standard of education globally, and we wanted to ensure that our students were best placed to be successful in the IB Diploma. The MYP 2021 results are especially impressive, given the challenges of the last 18 months”
Elise Furr, Head of Secondary at SISD commented “The alternative assessment task created a learning experience for the students which was not only innovative and futuristic but also taught them that irrespective of the circumstances, IB learners are always active, agile and ready to accept a challenge. We are immensely proud of our students achievements, particularly as we are a fully-inclusive school”.
English Language and Literature, German, Individuals &Societies, extended Maths, Science, Drama, Design and PHE were considerably above world averages, as was the Personal Project, which is undeniably a great achievement for every pupil who undertook the endeavour.
A total of 29 pupils took the qualification, achieving an average point score of 40. The global average score for MYP candidates is 36. One pupil scored an incredible 50 out of a possible maximum score of 56.
The MYP Certificate is a formal, internationally recognised award related to the MYP. The MYP eAssessments constitute optional external moderation, introduced in 2016, and SISD is one of the only schools in the world to offer the e-assessment option, an opportunity for students to achieve an externally-moderated qualification at age 16, recognised by OfQual as an alternative to GCSEs. To receive the MYP Certificate, each candidate must normally complete at least one eAssessment in each of these areas:
Within each area, the subject with the highest score, on the scale of 1 to 7 is counted, and the results tallied to create a total out of 56. The pass mark is 28. An average score of 40 once again positions SISD as a globally leading educational institution.
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