Congratulations to our Class of 2021 students for achieving the school’s highest scores ever and our strongest performance yet on this year’s IB exams! 80 students from the Class of 2021 took the exams, and we achieved a 100% passing rate. This is a powerful testament to our belief in the ability of each student — and the support we provided to ensure that each achieved success.
Nineteen students — about 20 percent of total test-takers — scored 40 points or higher, and two scored a near-perfect score of 44. The maximum score is 45, with 40 points considered an outstanding achievement.
Stamford’s average IB score was 35, three points higher than a year ago, and the exam average of 5.6 (out of 7) were also higher than in any previous years. 29% of students achieved the rigorous bilingual IB diploma. Nearly 90% of our diploma students achieved at least a score of a 6 or above, universally accepted as a very strong exam score. In fact over 50% of the individual exam scores achieved by our students were a 6 or above.
Our Advanced Placement results were equally impressive. These exams are scored on a scale from 1 to 5, and universities around the world consider a score of 3 or above on one of these exams as evidence of high academic standing. The average score this year at Stamford was a 3.3, with over 70% of the exam scores being a 3 or above. An indication of the strength of the AP Program at Stamford is that in 90% of our AP subjects, over half the candidates scored a 3 or above.
Our BTEC students have also accomplished great results in the first year of the program, with two students earning a Distinction and a Merit respectively for BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts: Acting.
“This is a fantastic result,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Wenzel. “As you can imagine, we’re super proud of these results. To me, they speak eloquently of our dual focus on inclusion and academic excellence. We accept all who want to take on the challenge, and we work diligently to ensure that they reach their full promise.A huge shout out goes to the high school faculty, Principal Ocki Fernandes and Diploma Program Coordinator Amit Khanna for their determined efforts to support our students throughout their learning journey. And, of course, a big “Hooray!” goes to the students themselves for grueling work in the DP the last two years. Such an impressive feat!”