SINT MAARTEN (SOUTH REWARD) – On July 6, 2019, fifteen students of the St Dominic High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme received the results from their May 2019 examinations.
This year 12 of the 15 (80%) IB Diploma candidates met the requirements to be awarded the internationally recognized IB Diploma.
Lee-Ann Wyatt who will study Communication Sciences at University of Amsterdam scored the highest with a cumulative score of 33 points out of a possible 45. Noteworthy performances were demonstrated by the following candidates: Himanshu Kapoor and Georgia Nelson both scored 32 points and received a perfect grade 7 in the subject Business Management HL. Himanshu has been accepted to study Physical Therapy and Business Management at Wilfried Laurier University in Ontario. Georgia Nelson will attend Tilburg University and study Sociology. Rafael Tapia Chaca performed well scoring 32 points and he was the only candidate who received 2 bonus points for Theory of Knowledge and his English Literature Extended Essay. Rafael will attend Tilburg University majoring in Psychology and English Literature.
According to the Diploma Programme Coordinator Ms. Marie Richardson: “These students are well-prepared to face the academic and social challenges of university and the world of work. It has been two years of improving their interpersonal skills such as communication, balancing, and open-mindedness. They are now equipped with the ability to embrace their strengths and understand their weaknesses in order to support their learning and personal development in order to create a better and more peaceful society. I am excited that this year St Dominic High School surpassed the world-wide averages in Business Management HL/SL, Spanish B SL/HL, History SL, Biology SL, and Mathematical Studies SL. Kudos are well-deserved.”
According to the 2019 IB Diploma Programme Provisional Statistical Bulletin, 166,278 students around the world sat the May session exams. The St Dominic High IB candidates who received the diploma this session achieved an average score of 29 which is in line with the global mean diploma point score of 29.63.
Dr. Siva Kumari, the IB General Director, expressed the following when IB results were released:
“I extend heartfelt congratulations to students worldwide receiving their results today. They have shown a thirst for knowledge, a determination to succeed and a conviction in their ability to take on their next best step equipped with high quality preparation.”
St Dominic High is one of 3,352 schools offering the Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous and academically challenging pre-university curriculum where students select and study six subjects from five groups – literature, foreign language, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, mathematics. In order to qualify for the diploma, students must complete the following core requirements: a 4,000 word Extended Essay (EE), the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course which examines how knowledge is acquired and the various kinds of knowledge that exists, Creativity, Activity Service (CAS) requiring students to engage in the arts, sports and the community. The Diploma Programme was designed to not only address the academic needs of each student, but also to target the students’ social, emotional and physical well-being in order to give them the skills to be successful contributive citizens and members of our global community.