Thailand: IB Diploma 2021 Results

Despite the upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IB's dual route option of exam or non-examined assessments has seen a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score. WhichSchoolAdvisor rounds up the May 2021 IB Diploma scores for Thailand's international schools.
Thailand: IB Diploma 2021 Results
By Carli Allan
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After another turbulent year for education, the IB results for the 2020-21 academic year are in – and students at international schools in Thailand are celebrating an average score of 35.79, above the global average of 33.02.

Students at international schools in Thailand received their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results today (July 6) following another disruptive year in education due to Covid-19. Whilst most UK exam boards cancelled in-school examinations this summer, the International Baccalaureate Organisation took the decision this year to offer schools a dual route option: written examinations, where they could be administered safely, or a non-exam route using a combination of internal assessment coursework and teacher-predicted grades, where they could not.

A total of 170,660 students worldwide took the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or Career-related Programme (IBCP) this year. 104,275 were in the non-exam route and 65,576 in the exam route (and 809 were split between both routes). The number of students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was 87,307 compared to 86,657 last May.

In Thailand, all schools took the non-exam route.

  • Number of students receiving their IB results in Thailand this year is 1,047, compared to 1,019 last year
  • Global average IBDP score is 32.99, a 1.6% rise on the average score of 31.34 in May 2020
  • Thailand's average IBDP score is 35.79 which surpasses the global average; it is also 1% higher than last year’s Thailand average of 32.97 points
  • Thailand's pass rate is 97.5%
  • A total of 16 students in Thailand achieved the highest score of 45
  • 27.7% of students achieved 40-plus points
  • Thailand's IBDP average grade is 5.5, higher than the global average of 5.19

The minimum point requirement for the award of the Diploma is 23 points with the highest award being 45 points.

Despite all the upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IB's dual route option of exam or non-exam assessments has seen a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score. Commenting on the IB's global results, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said:

"A key responsibility of the IB this year has been to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by the pandemic, including in their applications to university and higher education. The many changes we have made to this summer’s session are part of this commitment to ensure students are not affected by the hugely challenging circumstances in which they have been learning."

The two-year IBDP programme is currently offered at 19 international schools in Thailand, including five that are full IB schools. These include: Ascot International School, Bangkok Patana School, British International School, Phuket, Concordian International School, Garden International School, International School Bangkok, International School Eastern Seaboard, KIS International School, NIST International School, Pan-Asia International SchoolPrem Tinsulanonda International School, Regents International School Pattaya, Ruamrudee International School, St Andrews International School, Bangkok, St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107, Regent's International School, UWC Thailand International School, and Wells International School.

Just one school, Prem Tinsulanonda International School, offers the IBCP.

Please refer back to this feature for more results as they come in...

Read more:
IB Results: What to Do if You Don’t Get The Points?

IB Results Roundup 2021

KIS International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
37 100%     34%     23%

Students at KIS International School achieved an average score of 37, two points higher than last year.  23% of students gained a Bilingual Diploma in Thai, Chinese or Serbian, and 34% of the cohort celebrated a score of 40-plus.

NIST International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
37.8 99% 45 8 42.4% 69.7% 91.9% 59.8%

At NIST International School, the cohort of 108 students achieved a high average score of 37.8 (compared to 36.3 last year) and the top score was 45, awarded to eight students. As in past years, the overall cohort results are excellent with 99% of the full diploma candidates earning a passing mark. 42.4% of the class earned 40 or more points, while 91.9% achieved 30+ points.

Head of School, James Dalziel, said:

“In a year that was shaped by uncertainty and disruptions, our Class of 2021 achieved outstanding IB exam results. In addition to an average score of 37.8, the highest in our school’s history, a record 58.6% were bilingual diplomas, a nod to our standing as a truly international community. We're even prouder of this inspiring cohort's achievements in the arts and athletics, and—most notably—their commitment to service."

St Andrews International School, Green Valley

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma

36.1

100% 45 1        

At St Andrews International School, Green Valley, students achieved an average score of 36.1, considerably higher than last year's score of 33.56. The top point score was 45, and there was a 100% pass rate for the tenth consecutive year. 

Bangkok Patana School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus

38

99% 45 2 36%

The 122 students of the Class of 2021 at Bangkok Patana School achieved a school average of 38 and 99% pass rate. 18% of the class received 43 points or more out of 45, and 36% of the class received more than 40 points. Two students, Clara Boucher and Odele Pang, celebrated the perfect score of 45 points.

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