The new school year at K. International School Tokyo has commenced with the exciting news that its 2014-2015 graduates attained exceptionally high scores in the IB Diploma Programme (DP) which is offered at the school in Grades 11 and 12.
Twenty-seven of the twenty-eight students who took the DP at KIST successfully gained their Diploma, earning an average score of 35.85 points out of a possible total of 45. With a world average of 29.88, KIST’s score is exceptionally high. In illustrating this with an example, KIST would be placed at number 12 in rankings against all IB schools in the UK.
Nine graduates in all scored 40 points or higher, with one graduate attaining a perfect score of 45 points, a truly remarkable achievement considering that less than 0.1% of all DP students worldwide attain this score. This is the second time a KIST student has gained a perfect score.
In 2013, KIST set a target of reaching an average DP score of 36 points by 2018. In order to reach this target, a number of initiatives have been introduced at the school over the last few years including those focusing on developing students’ language and mathematics skills to higher levels. These initiatives have largely contributed to enabling us to approach our target score much earlier than expected. It is also, of course, thanks to the hard work of the students themselves and the dedication of the DP staff at KIST.
Head of School, Jeffrey Jones said, “We are thrilled by the results of our 2015 graduates and wish them all the best as they begin their tertiary studies at universities around the world as well as in Japan. We also look forward to further success in achieving even better results in 2016 and to hopefully attaining our goal.”
K. International School Tokyo is currently the only school in Tokyo fully authorized to offer the three IB programs: PYP, MYP and DP.