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Congratulations to the Class of 2021: IB results

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The Class of 2021 marks the 11th cohort to complete the challenging and rewarding two-year IB Diploma Programme at Rome International School (RIS).

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RIS is proud to be an inclusive school where all students study for the IB Diploma. Our subject offering is robust, challenging and requires commitment, organisation and resilience.

RIS is proud of the accomplishments of the 2020/2021 IB cohort:
• a number of our students achieved between 38 and 42 points (out of a maximum of 45)
• 72% (compared to the current world average of 27%) were awarded the bilingual Diploma - this means that Chinese, Arabic or Italian Language & Literature were studied at Higher Level as a First Language, together with English; a reflection of our expertise in delivering a multi-lingual education.

As part of the Globeducate family, this year is the most successful set of IB Diploma results in the group’s history with an average score of 35.1/45 compared to a world average of 33/45 and an overall pass rate of 99% compared to an 89% world average. These results are particularly meaningful given the pressures faced during another uncertain year.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who are now in the process of selecting university destinations of their choice.


Daniel Jones, Chief Education Officer for Globeducate said: “We are absolutely delighted and incredibly proud of these brilliant results. Across the board, our schools are celebrating our best results ever and under the most challenging of circumstances, showing both how committed and resilient our students and teachers have been. Students and teachers across our Globeducate IB schools have come together as a powerful learning community; they have engaged in global events and experiences, shared innovative and creative approaches to learning and exchanged best practices. Well done to them all.”

Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said: “The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for students, teachers, and schools throughout the world as COVID-19 has undermined much of what we had come to take for granted. I salute their spirit and dedication to our shared mission: education for a better world.”

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