Globeducate Chief Education Officer Daniel Jones shares his thoughts on this year’s outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results.
The results are in — the 2019/20 school year was the most challenging year in modern times and Globeducate schools saw significant academic improvement across the board.
Our Diploma group average this year was 32 points, an improvement on 31.4 in 2018/19, topping the IB World Average of 29.9. Globeducate schools saw maximum scores of 44/45 in ICS Paris and 43/45 in Agora International School Portals in Mallorca. Agora Lledó International School, one of the leading private schools in the Valencian Community in Spain, celebrated an impressive average score of 35.1 and a 100 per cent pass rate. Our IB Diploma courses are open to students of all academic abilities, which makes our results even more impressive.
In France, as well as ICS Paris´ top IB score of 44, EIB Lycée Etoile, recently ranked in the top 20 Lycées by Le Figaro, saw a 100% pass rate of the French national Baccalauréat with 96% achieving ‘mentions´, another cause for celebration among students across our global family who faced their final year´s work from behind a computer, working remotely with their teachers. During the same year, EIB Monceau, a feeder school for the Lycée, was ranked in the top three middle schools in France.
These scores are a testament to Globeducate’s outstanding teaching the group’s agile response to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and how well our school communities have adapted to e-learning.
Finally, I would like to congratulate our students and their teachers for all their hard work under these exceptional circumstances.