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Overview of IB results of ESF students 

ESF schools have continued to out-perform schools worldwide in their sixth year since adopting the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The seven ESF secondary schools (including Discovery College, for the first time, and Renaissance College operated by ESF Educational Services Ltd.) entered a total of 937 students for the IB Diploma, which is the largest group so far.

97.7% of eligible students achieved the full IB Diploma with 188 students achieving 40 IB points or more and 135 students also achieving the Bilingual Diploma.

12 students achieved the maximum 45 points.

 ESF resultsWorldwide results
 May 2014May 2013May 2012May 2011May 2010May 2013
Students awarded the diploma (24 points or more)916* (97.7%)836 (98.4%)761 (97.7%)747 (98.2%)683 (94.6%)79%
Average points score of students34.834.7 points35.4 points34.3 points33.5 points29.9 points
35 points or more505 (54.2%)53.1%431 (55.3%)365 (48.0%)266 (36.8%)24.3%
40 points or more188 (20.2%)18.5%198 (25.3%)119 (15.6%)76 (10.5%)6.4%
45 points (maximum)12*81272154

*Please note that results of the IB examinations have been updated on 20 August following remarks.

Click here to see ESF's diploma provisional results for 2014.

University Destinations

Overall, there is great diversity, with students studying a range of higher education courses across 22 countries. The percentage of students studying in Hong Kong [23%] has increased significantly over the last couple of years. The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Chinese University of Hong Kong had three of the four largest cohorts of students from ESF schools. However, the United Kingdom remained the most popular destination, with 39% of our students going on to study there, the most popular ones being University College London and the University of Nottingham. 19% of students went on to study at a US university; popular choices included New York University (NYU), University of California (Berkeley) and University of California (Los Angeles). Canadian universities are less popular this year, with the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto the most popular choices.



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