DP exam results and adjustments
ISUtrecht now has a passing rate of 95%. Our highest achiever received 42 points out of 45. We also have 3 students who received full core points.
By Olivia Ayes, Leader of the Diploma Years
It has been a year of strange situations. The lockdown, the June restart, the cancellation of the May 2020 DP exams. On 5 July, before the summer holiday, we received our DP exam results that were not severely disappointing but certainly bizarre in more ways than one.
There were some discrepancies with final grades, based on internal assessments, predicted grades, and historical data. All over the world, there was an uproar from schools about the algorithm used by the International Baccalaureate, most citing the unfairness of using historical data.
At ISUtrecht, we gathered our evidence and made our own appeals to the IB for students who took a harder hit than predicted. We sent “enquiry upon results” for various reviews. We appealed directly to universities. We sat down with parents, teachers, and mentors to prepare an action plan for the handful of students who would retake some subjects in November of 2020. We tried every avenue to ensure that students achieved the points they deserved, based on their hard work and focus over the years in the Diploma Programme.
And then the silver lining: over the summer holiday, the IB released adjustments on the May 2020 results. Thirty two of our students received additional points for their diploma. Most amazingly, an additional five of our students achieved adequate points to pass. ISUtrecht now has a passing rate of 95%. Our highest achiever received 42 points out of 45. We also have 3 students who received full core points for Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, which is a commendable feat.
ISUtrecht is proud to share such exciting IBDP news with the community. Most of all, we are extremely proud of our students and outstanding and supportive DP staff. As we continue to grow, we will also continue to strengthen as a team and as a community.