From a 100% pass rate, to high IB and AP scores, it’s been an awesome year for these university-bound students...
High fives all around for Stamford American International School’s class of 2021! The incredible efforts of its students have resulted in the school’s highest scores ever and strongest performance yet on this year’s IB and AP exams. This fall will see 86 students enrol in some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including UC Berkeley, University of British Columbia, Rice University, Imperial College, Boston University, University College London, University of Melbourne, National University of Singapore and more!
The highest IB scores to date
This year’s cohort had 19 IB diploma test-takers scoring 40 points or higher, while two scored a near-perfect score of 44. In case you didn’t know, the maximum score is 45, with 40 points considered an outstanding achievement. The average score for SAIS’ IB diploma grads was 35 – three points higher than a year ago – and the exams averaged 5.6 out of 7. Pretty amazing stuff! Plus, nearly 90% of Stamford’s diploma students received a score of 6 or above, a very strong exam score. In fact, over 50% of the individual exam scores achieved by Stamford students were a 6 or above!
Impressive AP results all around
For an exam that’s scored on a scale from 1 to 5, the hardworking students at SAIS had an average score of 3.3, with over 70% of the exam scores being a 3 or above. An indication of the strength of the AP Program at Stamford is that in 90% of its AP subjects, over half the candidates scored a 3 or above.
Of course, these results would not have been possible without the high school faculty, Principal Ocki Fernandes and Diploma Programme Coordinator Amit Khanna for their efforts in supporting Stamford students throughout their learning journeys. But don’t just take it from us. Here’s what the students had to say about Stamford’s support system..
Student support at Stamford
“The college counseling support was just unreal. Mr. Fuller was so supportive throughout the whole process since my plans were fluid and I was unsure at the start. He adapted to the different ideas I had in mind. He’d sit down with me, help me go through requirements, and he’d give me a pep talk when I felt overwhelmed, telling me “You can do this!”. We’d plan for all the different essays and interviews I’d have to do. I couldn’t have done it without any of the support and help he gave me throughout these two years.” – Trisha Bhaya
“There’s a lot of support poured into students and a deep sense of belonging at Stamford. My social emotional advisor was Mr. Lambert, and we became very close. He didn’t speak to me like he was a teacher, and I was a student; it was more as a friend, and he was there to help me. He knows a lot more than me and he could give me advice that helped me through a lot of situations, and he was someone I felt I could talk to about everything.” – Philippa Stevenson
“The teachers all come from such international cultures so they’re able to work with a diverse group of students. They help us understand all our needs and how we understand our purpose, and how the skills we learned in school can contribute towards making the world a better place.” – Seungbin Kang
These fantastic results are not only the result of intense, dedicated work from the students and effort from the teaching and administrative staff, but also the incredible support from parents and carers. Congratulations again to Stamford American’s class of 2021!
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