This week, we are celebrating outstanding results from our latest cohort of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme graduates.
As a school with an inclusive admissions policy and open access for all students to pursue the IB programmes, we are proud to announce that our very keen multi-lingual group of 20 SISD students achieved an average grade of 34, surpassing the global average points score significantly. Above all, and in line with our philosophy, half of our IBDP students achieved a bilingual IB diploma. We are not aware of any other school that has such a high proportion of bilingual IB diplomas.
Top scoring student, Skay Fasano, with an excellent point score of 42 in the bilingual IBDP, said: “I am thrilled with my IB results – this curriculum has helped me to build resilience and perseverance and allowed me to pursue a truly bilingual education. I became a more independent and organised individual by following the IB, and I have now decided to study at the world-famous École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, in order to pursue my passion in Hospitality Management.”
Elise Furr, Head of Secondary Education at SISD, says: “Our IB results this year are simply outstanding, especially given the added pressures created by the pandemic. This is only the school’s second year of the IBDP Programme, so it really is a fantastic achievement. It is testament to everyone’s hard work, commitment and unfailing dedication to excellence that all our students have now received their first choice of university destination, and we are certain they will go on to become truly successful global citizens.”
Urs Jungo, the school’s IBDP Coordinator, adds: “It has truly been an honour to be part of this year’s IBDP cohort – we have a group of students who have not only undertaken one of the world’s most challenging educational programmes in a global pandemic, but some have also achieved bilingual diplomas – no easy feat! The students have achieved fantastic results and significantly surpassed the world’s average scores. We are very proud of you, Class of 2021!”
School Principal, Norbert Foerster commented: “The sound philosophy behind the IB Programme is to equip its students with the values, knowledge and skills they’ll need to become better global citizens, and work towards making the world a better place. At SISD, we put particular focus on international-mindedness, a balanced education, and tailored approaches to learning. We also add in the dimension of bilingualism – truly making our students ready for a global world. Our latest results show this concept is working extremely well, and I’d like to congratulate both our students and staff for putting in such hard work during a trying time to achieve outstanding results. However, for me, the IB is about so much more than just points – it is an educational philosophy to ensure our students succeed in life, not just at university, and more importantly become life-long learners with a passion to make a difference in the world.”
The whole SISD team has been working hard to ensure that your children are healthy and safe in the school for their return after the winter break.
Please find below our detailed protocols in place to ensure optimum health and safety measures.