IB Results Day 2020

(Posted on 06/07/20)

Chester International School: International Baccalaureate Results 2020



Photo: Lucas Duthie (far left) with parents after receiving his Diploma Results at CIS. 


Chester International School are celebrating another year of fantastic International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and course results.  The school, which opened in 2017, are proud to announce an 80% Diploma pass rate for this year's cohort which is higher than the global average.  The average UCAS points achieved by the students was 137. CIS has a commitment for every student to receive a university offer so they can always have choices and 100% of Year 13 students received university offers this year.  

The Diploma Programme is a two-year sixth form pathway whereby students embark on the study of a personalized package of 6 subjects.  Chester International School also runs a vocational route - the Career-related Programme - where students study a technical qualification such as Digital Media complemented by 2 Diploma course subjects.  100% of the Career Programme students have passed their IB components and will await their Digital Media OCR results which are released on August 13th along with A levels results.

“The IB is a fascinating qualification with many combinations, we are also running a new four-subject package in the next academic year so we can always find the right fit for each student.’ said Abbey Willoughby, IB Coordinator. 

The academically rigorous Diploma programme requires students to achieve a minimum number of points from their subject combinations whilst achieving a minimum grade for the core componentsThe Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.  One student at the school received the sought-after Bilingual Diploma which requires a student to excel in two different Language and Literature courses. 

Robbie Berry ecstatic to be receiving his Career Programme results stated ‘This is the best educational experience I have ever had’.  The school is known for it’s unique educational model which includes a transdisciplinary approach to education and a focus on project-based learning. 



Photo: Robbie Berry year 13 Career Programme student. 


Students had been put through their paces throughout the two year journey and when it was announced that the Summer 2020 examination series had been cancelled, whilst understanding the importance of the decision to keep everyone safe, it had still left students shocked and saddened to hear that they would not get an opportunity to show off their talents at a set of final exams.  The reality is that the students had been showing their ability and potential all year in a series of internal assessments enabling the IB to grade coursework elements externally instead and therefore award students a set of grades. 

Year 13 student Lucas Duthie receiving his results securing him a place to study European Studies at Maastricht University, said; 

‘I’m overjoyed that I have achieved the full Diploma Award, these past two years have been the most amazing experience. It has changed me in such a profound way that I don’t think I would be the same without the IB nor would I be the same without my brilliant teachers and friends.’ 

Katrina Brown, the Principal, said; ‘we are so proud of the achievements of all of our students receiving their results today.  We wish them every success in their chosen future pathways.’ 

Now in receipt of their grades, the students at Chester International School will go onto study at a range of UK universities and at some prestigious international institutions too, such as the University of Groningen (NL), the University of Maastricht (NL) and the Conservatoire de la Valee d'Aoste (IT).