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ISL students soar in exams

02.09.2013 From our online archive
With a new school year just beginning at the International School of Luxembourg, the above average exam results of last year's graduates proved the school's excellence.

(CS) With a new school year just beginning at the International School of Luxembourg, the above average exam results of last year's graduates proved the school's excellence.

Some 60 students from the ISL took the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma this May. The students received a 97 percent pass rate, surpassing the global IB average of 78.54 percent for the May 2013 exam session.

Individual exam scores also ranked highly. With a minimum pass grade of 24 out of 45 points, the Luxembourg International School students scored an average of 34.5 points, also above the global average of 29.81.

Ten students even achieved outstanding results with 40 points or above. Around the world, only 108 out of 127,000 IB students received 45 points on their exams.

The International Baccalaureate is a two-year programme which runs across grades 11 and 12.

The school's IGCSE programme, spanning grades 9 and 10, also saw students score excellent results, after being running at the school for only one year.

Some 92 percent of students achieved grades between A* and C, which C considered a good pass and A* being the top score. Nearly 30 percent of ISL students gained an A*.

ISL Director Chris Bowman commented on these achievements: “I am absolutely delighted with both the IB and the IGCSE results and I join with everyone in congratulating the students and their teachers for their outstanding efforts and resultant success. This is a truly commendable effort. Of course the credit goes even further, to the staff who have taught these students in previous years, many right back to their early years, all contributing to their knowledge, their skills and their confidence to succeed.”