Nahar International School’s IBDP batch of 2018-20 saw a 100% pass out
Mumbai: Nahar International School’s IBDP batch of 2018-20 saw a 100% pass out, a rare achievement for schools in their first five years of IB assessments with an average grade of 5.40, against a world average of 4:98 for English HL students.
Board exams were cancelled this year, due to the pandemic, and the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) delivered the most honest version of students’ grades, despite exam cancellations. These excellent results were possible due to the IBDP’s methods which require students to attempt coursework and Internal Assessments in all subjects. A student can work on coursework and IAs over an extended period of time, focusing on an aspect of their interest, within the subject, through honest research, application and revision, to ensure that the best possible version of their learning is displayed.
Coursework assessment, predicted grade from the school and historical data on the school were used to calculate student marks.
Commenting on the development, Vandana Arora, Principal, Nahar International School said “We are immensely proud that this grade reflects our students’ entire two-year journey, and the hard work they have put in over the DP years. It includes the marks given for coursework, for IAs, and teachers’ judgements of their capabilities based on multiple timed examinations conducted throughout the two years, as well as two prelims held at the end of their DP. It also includes the extra research efforts that go into the core subject – Theory of Knowledge and the mini-thesis – Extended Essay”
Siva Kumari, Director General at the International Baccalaureate states, “An IB education has always been about more than the results. Every IB graduate should be proud of their achievements, not just in reaching this milestone, but in the great flexibility and commitment they have shown in overcoming such obstacles. We know that the IB has prepared them to be better learners for life, critical thinkers, good at formulating excellent questions and finding the answers which is in sync with the ever-changing world.”
The focus of NIS remains on teaching methodology, level of knowledge gained by students, the method for the next AY will be pedagogical approach, project-based model of learning from Primary to Middle School as learning should be truly trans-disciplinary and more meaningful for the child.