FIS students celebrate record-breaking International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results

The first school to be authorised as a World IB School in 1988, FIS is proud to announce that this year’s cohort achieved the best results in the school’s history!

With a 100% pass rate, an average score of 38.3 points and 42% of our students who achieved 40 points or more, including 3 with the full mark of 45 points, these results are nothing short but exceptional.

Not only are these results outstanding in terms of FIS’ results history but also when compared to the world average of 30 points (May 2018). A special mention goes to the twins Layla and Esme S., alongside Cloe C., who all achieved full marks of 45 points. All three students have been at FIS for 12 or more years.

About FIS, Layla shared:

“[It is a school that is very much] collaborative and supportive. Teachers and friends were always ready to help out if I ever struggled with anything, even if it meant taking an extra 30 minutes outside of class to explain something to me. I loved how, despite the ambition of the students, I never felt like I was in competition with anyone, rather that we were all working together […].”

When they found out about their outstanding marks, they celebrated the news with great joy. As Cloe explained:

“My family and I are extremely happy! Last night when we looked at the results online, we were jumping and screaming! I really couldn’t believe it until I saw the details of all of my marks!”


The IB Diploma is more than an academic qualification, it also insists that the students model active 21st century citizenship and we are equally delighted that all our students successfully completed their creativity, activity and service elements of the course.

“In many ways I find the concept of average scores very unhelpful, because behind the statistics are the real stories of all effort, dedication and excellence of not only our students but also their teachers, from Primary to Secondary school. We are very proud that more than half the graduating students have been at FIS for their entire 14 year educational journey. Our Class of 2019 have become remarkable young adults and we know that they will go on to make a difference on a world stage in their chosen fields,” said Ian Clayton, Head of the International Stream.

For the upcoming academic year, FIS students have received offers to study at Harvard, St Andrews, UCL, Bristol, Exeter, Bath, Kings, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick, LSE, CUHK, Leiden, to name a few.

Congratulations to all of them with a warm thanks to their teachers. All the best for the future!



Cloe C. and Layla S.