After three years of significant disruption and interruption to their learning, with exam cancellations in their IGCSE year, online learning for much of their first year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and a final year marred by covid cases, quarantines and the linked absences, the Class of ‘22 have now received their IBDP results.
With a 100 % pass rate and an impressive top score of 42 points, the results are a testament not only to the academic strength but also to the indomitable spirit and resilience of this group of students. The IBDP global average for examined route students, May 2022 currently stands at 32 points so it is gratifying to see that as in previous years, Southlands’ students are ahead of the curve.
These grades are the product of years of team work, cooperation and collaboration between students, teachers and families. The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child, and our Southlands “village” could not be more proud of these young men and women who will now go on to study a diverse range of subjects at excellent universities around the world: from Rome to Canada, the Netherlands, USA and UK.
Head of Secondary, Paul Johnson, commented,
Despite the incredibly tough circumstances of the past two years, these results highlight just how well our IBDP team have been able to hold to standards and push forward learning, both online and in person. I hope that, like me, you will take away many positives from these results and celebrate what you and the Y13 cohort were able to collectively achieve - it was a joint effort and hardwon.
We look forward to welcoming our graduates back to Rome and hearing all about their adventures.
- Class of 22