Outstanding grade average at BIS: 37 points (equivalent to Abitur grade 1.8)
Bavarian International School (BIS) once again proved its reputation as one of the leading international schools in Germany and top 15 in Europe. The current graduating class of 2021 of 80 students achieved an IB Diploma (DP) average grade of 37 points, which is well above the global average of 33 points. This value corresponds to the Abitur grade of 1.8 in the state system. Over a third of BIS students scored more than 40 points (1.3 in the German State system). The average grade at Bavarian Gymnasiums is expected to be between 2.1 - 2.2 in 2021.
"I could not be prouder of our G12 students, who have spent the majority of their last two years under corona conditions and were still able to achieve such high marks. The strong academic performance of these young people is particularly remarkable as they have done so in our non-selective school. This is also a testimony to the dedicated teaching staff at BIS, who concentrate not only on the academic welfare or our students, but also their overall wellbeing,” says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School and Executive Board of Bavarian International School gAG (BIS).
28 students with more than 40 points
In addition to the 28 students with over 40 points, 32 students achieved a median score of 30 to 39 points (24 points are needed to pass) - evidence of high academic quality on a broad scale. The IB DP pass rate of 97% (89% worldwide), and IB Career-related Programme (CP) pass rate of 100% is nothing short of impressive.
The hard work and passionate dedication of teachers and students alike have been the main factors behind the great success of BIS in difficult times. The slogan "Believe. Inspire. Succeed" was truly lived. The IB DP Coordinator of Bavarian International School, Loay Malek, adds other important points for the outstanding results: Professionalism and flexibility of the leadership team, comprehensive hygiene, testing and filtering measures, exemplary support from the health department, facility and other admin departments, a strong pastoral care programme and last but not least trust, understanding and cooperation of the parents. “In short, BIS (the entire community) managed it all exceptionally well,” says Loay Malek.
Ticket to the best universities
The graduates of the class of 2021 have access to the best universities around the world and in Germany. BIS graduates will, for example, attend the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) or universities in Madrid, Rotterdam, Budapest, St. Gallen, Vienna, Hong Kong or Edinburgh, with courses of studies ranging from Astrophysics and International Law to Acting & Performance and Finance.