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Do international schools publish their exam results?

Discussion in 'International Baccalaureate' started by alex_teccy, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Established commenter

    Do international schools publish their exam results?

    Are they required to publish their exam results in the same way as public schools, or does this vary from country to country?

    Presumably IB do not publish individual school results?

    Thanks.
     
  2. liamhammer1

    liamhammer1 New commenter

    Varies greatly, most schools will selectively publish a view the their results that enhances their marketing messages. There is no compulsion to do so.
    The IB does not publish individual results, but their do publish a comprehensive country by country and subject by subject set of results in the IB Statistical Bulletin, but only member schools have access to this on the PRC.
     
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  3. taiyah

    taiyah Occasional commenter

    It is a marketing tool for schools who have got their educational and business plans at a right (ish) balance (ish). So yes, schools for their own benefit, particularly those in Asian countries do publish their results. But you'll find, in general schools who are 1) more or less do and can produce good consistent results. 2) Established schools.
     
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  4. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Established commenter

    @liamhammer1 and @taiyah
    Thanks for the replies. What you said confirms my thinking on the matter!
     
  5. yasf

    yasf Established commenter

    Generally yes. Most schools will publish their IB average points score (APS), and British schools will usually publish their iGCSE results on their websites. Schools will also publish the names of universities that their students are going on to - which is ultimately what parents really care about.
    No - thank god. That nauseating imposition on schools has yet to fully take hold, and hopefully never will. League tables in the UK have completely wrecked what was a good education system.
    No, although they do publish overall IB statistics, which can be quite interesting.
     
  6. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Established commenter

    Thanks for the info!
     
  7. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    Our school profile shows the DP Average score for our students over the past 4 years compared to the world average, our completion rate: Students who begin the Diploma against those who finish and also our progression to university for the past 5 or 6 years. All of the major International Schools do this as a means of marketing.

    Perce
     
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  8. nemo.

    nemo. Occasional commenter

    International schools after a bit of fiddling (students who fail the diploma are counted as certificate students - honest) and some slight of hand with a calculator.

    It is always worth asking how many students actually sat IB exams as a final year student and compare for "missing " students. Same with IGCSE and compute how many were "amended ". Some is ok, eg cutting down to 6 with Maths and English included, but some schools .....
     

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