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Overview of IB results of ESF students 

ESF schools have continued to out-perform schools worldwide in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations 2013. The six ESF secondary schools (including Renaissance College operated by ESF Educational Services Ltd.) entered a total of 850 students for the full IB Diploma. 98.4% of eligible students achieved the IB Diploma, with 18.5% students achieving 40 IB points or more and 108 students achieving the Bilingual Diploma.


ESF results

(May 2013)

ESF results

(May 2012)

ESF results

(May 2011)

ESF results

(May 2010)

Worldwide results

(May 2012)

Students awarded the diploma

(24 points or more)

836 (98.4%)

761 (97.7%)

747 (98.2%)

683 (94.6%)


Average points score of students

34.7 points

35.4 points

34.3 points

33.5 points

32.1 points

35 points or more


431 (55.3%)

365 (48.0%)

266 (36.8%)


40 points or more


198 (25.3%)

119 (15.6%)

76 (10.5%)


45 points (maximum)

8 (0.9%)

12 (1.5%)

7 (0.9%)

2 (0.3%)


Click here to see ESF's diploma provisional results for 2013 (updated on 16 August 2013).

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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