In May 2017, 22 IBID students sat the exam Dutch A: Literature (SL). Their marks exceeded all expectations: five students obtained an IB7, eleven an IB6 and six an IB5, with the average coming to 5.95. These marks are illustrated in the table below.
| IB mark
|Number of students||6||11||5|
It is tempting to focus on this wonderful average and it goes without saying that we are very proud about it. However, there is something we are far prouder of – the fact that every single one of our students was well prepared. We feel that the students really ‘gave their all’. In some cases that meant an IB7, while other students worked exceedingly hard for an IB5. Two students completed the accelerated programme. The group average is wonderful, but the individual performance is even better.
This continues a trend visible last year, that IBID students achieve few ‘low marks’. In May 2017 all students scored an IB5 or above. This is of course due to the students’ efforts. The staff see this as a confirmation of our vision: we offer the maximum possible differentiation and monitor the students closely. This prevents weaker students from falling behind and we challenge stronger students as much as possible. That leads to close, personal cooperation between teacher and student. And to magnificent results.