Outstanding IB results at Nord Anglia Shanghai International Schools showcase continued commitment to academic excellence

Posted on 11th Jul 2019 in School News, International Baccalaureate, China

Students, teachers, parents and school community members at The British School of Shanghai, Puxi (BISS Puxi) and Nord Anglia International School, Pudong (NAIS Pudong) are celebrating thanks to students achieving exceptional results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for the 2018/19 academic school year.

The Global average for IB schools is 30 points (45 being the highest), so with an average score of 36 points, the gap between those attending a Nord Anglia school in Shanghai widens. These results are testament to Nord Anglia’s Be Ambitious philosophy, ensuring that every child excels.

One third of students achieved 40 points or above. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. Nord Anglia expect over 40% of graduates will gain places at World Top 100 Universities, and 30% at World Top 50 Universities (as ranked by QS World University Rankings).

Giulia Teobaldi from NAIS Pudong and Naomi Wood from BISS Puxi achieved 44 points. This is a huge achievement. Giulia will go on to study Medicine at Queen Mary’s University London and Naomi will study International Development at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

“Our students are without a doubt exceptional young men and women who never fail to astound me with their determination to succeed. Not only have they proved yet again how academically ambitious they are but they go forth into the world as well-rounded emotionally resilient and humble young people poised to make a real difference in this ever-changing world which their time at NAIS has equipped them to embrace.”

Lesley-Ann Wallace , Principal of Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong

“The IBDP is academically challenging and demands absolute commitment and energy from learners; which makes these results so special and meaningful to students, teachers and parents. Their attainment acts as a key, unlocking the door to further study in Higher Education. Each year, in December, we are visited by BISS alumni who excitedly share experiences about their degree courses from universities around the world. It is wonderful to know that we will soon be hearing about how this cohort of students is progressing in their own university careers, due to the scores that they have achieved now.”
Andrew Lancaster, Principal of The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

At Nord Anglia Education — the world’s leading premium international school group — all 61 of its schools support students to achieve more than they may have ever thought possible. Every Nord Anglia school, including BISS Puxi and NAIS Pudong believes there is no limit to what students can achieve socially, personally and academically.

“Year after year, I am so proud of our Nord Anglia students who — through their dedication — achieve results that exceed global averages for the IB Diploma,” said Andy Puttock, Group Education Director, Nord Anglia Education.

“This year’s results powerfully show how our students benefit from world-leading teachers who go beyond traditional education to inspire them toward success,” he said. “I’m proud of what our IB-offering schools have achieved this academic year and wish our graduating seniors a fantastic summer as they begin preparing for life after leaving their Nord Anglia school.”

Nord Anglia Education’s overall pass rate this academic year was 93.2 per cent, compared to the global average rate in 2018 of 78 per cent.

At a group level for all of Nord Anglia Education, students from the 34 NAE schools which offered the diploma achieved an average diploma score of 33 points out of 45 for the 2018/2019 academic year, surpassing the 2018 global average of 30.