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.
|ESF results||Worldwide results|
|May 2014||May 2013||May 2012||May 2011||May 2010||May 2013|
|Students awarded the diploma (24 points or more)||911 (97.7%)||836 (98.4%)||761 (97.7%)||747 (98.2%)||683 (94.6%)||79%|
|Average points score of students||34.8||34.7 points||35.4 points||34.3 points||33.5 points||29.9 points|
|35 points or more||505 (54.2%)||53.1%||431 (55.3%)||365 (48.0%)||266 (36.8%)||24.3%|
|40 points or more||188 (20.2%)||18.5%||198 (25.3%)||119 (15.6%)||76 (10.5%)||6.4%|
|45 points (maximum)||8||8||12||7||2||154|
Click here to see ESF's diploma provisional results for 2014.
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.