We would like to say a heartfelt congratulations to our 30 International Baccalaureate graduates who received their results yesterday. Their results are the best the school has ever received. We are so delighted for all the girls who worked so hard to achieve their goals.
Over half of our candidates were awarded 35 points or more (out of a possible 45), placing them inside the top 13% of the 150,000 IB candidates worldwide. Our students’ average individual subject score was 5.44 out of 7, which equates to 92% on the Ontario grading scale. Our two strongest subject areas this year were biology and physics which both had subject averages of 6 out of 7 which is the equivalent of 96% on the Ontario grading scale.
Of special note are our two highest point scorers who both achieved excellent results—Madeleine Klebanoff O’Brien ’17 who achieved 43 points total out of 45 and Qinchen Wang ‘17 who achieved 40 points total out of 45. Both girls received four 7s in their subject disciplines which is the highest mark possible for a subject in the IB. Madeleine is planning to study at Harvard University, following a gap year spent in Florence, while Qinchen will be attending the University of Toronto where she will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
It is also worth noting that three students, Emily Bangsboll ‘17, Madeleine Klebanoff O’Brien ’17 and Eryn Lundrigan ‘17, all received the full bonus points for their Extended Essays and Theory of Knowledge course. This is an achievement fewer than 10% of IB candidates accomplish.
As you may know, IB examinations are externally evaluated by educators around the world, and our results reflect the academic rigour of our program and the effort and talent of our students. We are very proud of the accomplishments of all of our IB graduates, and congratulate them on their hard work and perseverance. They have been a wonderful group of students and we wish them well as they pursue their various interests beyond Elmwood School. We look forward to staying in touch with them all and discovering what their futures hold.