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Last week the THINK Global School Class of 2018 joined over 165,000 students worldwide in receiving their IB examination results, and for a fifth straight year, THINK Global School students outperformed the worldwide average and exceeded international benchmarks.
- 100% of THINK Global School students who sat the exams received their IB Diploma, far surpassing the international pass rate in 2017 of 78%.
- 100% of THINK Global School students sitting the exams this year exceeded the 2017 worldwide average of 30
- The average THINK Global School examination score this year was 36, a testament to their ability to balance travel with the rigorous IB curriculum.
Russell Cailey, who served as IB principal during the 2017-18 school year, said “We congratulate the TGS class of 2018 on their 100% pass rate. This group of incredible young people worked tirelessly to earn some of the highest grades we have seen in our short history here at TGS. Grades and scores certainly do not determine the immense character of this group but they are just reward for hours of study, their supportive philosophy and dedication to our school core values. We wish them every success in the next steps of their journey.”
The vast majority of this year’s graduates plan on proceeding directly to university this fall, with the remainder electing to take a gap year to continue their travels or simply reacquaint themselves with their homeland after several years of near-constant relocation. Those attending university will begin studies in a wide range of fields, including political science, economics, international relations, biochemistry and molecular biology, and ecology.
This wide range of degree paths they’ll be pursuing is indicative of their diverse personalities and interests as well as their varied experiences at THINK Global School. Living and learning in over a dozen countries provided them with an opportunity to see the impact these fields have on people and the environment firsthand, and in many cases instilled a desire to further their education in a way that results in change.
Students plan on attending, among other schools, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; NYU Abu Dhabi; IE University (Spain); Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Reims (France); Jacobs University of Bremen (Germany); Otago University (New Zealand); and Karlshochschule International University (Germany).
Congrats again to our graduates on all of their remarkable achievements and good luck in the future.