May 2020 IKNS IB Results

This was an unusual session due to the covid-19 pandemic. The International Baccalaureate cancelled the May 2020 examinations and collected the internally assessed components to be marked by IB examiners. On 5 July 2020 the International Baccalaureate issued subject results based on an algorithm that incorporated the teacher’s predicted grade, the internal assessment grade and the school historical data for the past five years (that indicated the accuracy of predicted grades and the relationship between internal assessment grades and final subject grades for each subject). In August 2020, the International Baccalaureate decided to award the internal assessment grade and exclude the predicted grade when the internal assessment had a higher grade than the predicted grade. This resulted in several of the students’ grades increasing. The statistics presented in this report reflect the final grades awarded.

We are proud of the 39 students who successfully completed all the requirements and obtained the IB Diploma despite the unusual circumstances. They showed resilience and determination. We are also proud of the students who challenged themselves and sat for some IB courses. 68 students were registered for this examination session and it is pleasing to see many IKNS graduates awarded an IB certificate.

Special congratulations go to Salman Khalaf for achieving the distinguished score of 40 points, Haya AlKhaja and Leah Sarwani for achieving 39 points and Abduljabbar AlAwadhi, Faris AlHaddad and Lulwa AlKhaja for achieving 38 diploma points. The average Diploma score was a very pleasing 34 points this session, which is higher than the May 2019 average score of 32 points. The average subject grade obtained by Diploma students was 5.44 (out of 7) and the pass rate was 100%. Well done to the Class of 2020!

May 2020 IKNS IB Results per Subject

Table 1 shows the analysis of the May 2020 results per subject. The number of IKNS candidates who sat for each subject, the number of students achieving each grade (out of 7), and the IKNS and worldwide average grades for each subject. It is pleasing to see a large number of subjects achieving above the world average.

Theory of Knowledge:

All students passed TOK with two students achieving “B”, twenty-four students achieving “C”, thirteen students achieving “D”, and none of the students achieving “E”.

Extended Essays:

The extended essays were written in twelve different subjects and had a variety of interesting topics. Table 2 shows the numbers of students who did their extended essay in each subject and the grades they obtained.

Historical Comparison of the IKNS IB Results with the Worldwide results

The bar charts below compare the IKNS results (maroon) with the World results (grey) in terms of the Mean Point Scores in the IB Diploma (Chart 1), the Pass Rate in the IB Diploma (Chart 2) and the Average Grade obtained (Chart 3).

Historical Analysis of the IKNS IB Results

The table below shows an analysis of the IKNS IB results since the year 1992 when the first group of IKNS students sat for the IB examinations.

Table 3: Analysis of IKNS IB results over the history of the programme at the school.

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