The Queensland Academies are thrilled to announce that five 2015 graduates – James Grant, Emma Leong, Emily Sun, Akshay Deshpande and Matilda Stevenson from the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology have achieved International Baccalaureate Diploma scores of 45 points.
These are perfect IB Diploma scores and are achieved by only 1.28 %* of students who undertake this course world-wide. Only 30 Australian students attained an IBD Score of 45 in 2015.
James, one of the 2015 Academy Captains plans to study medicine – while Emma, also an accomplished musician, is pursuing dentistry. Emily also received a prestigious Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science and plans to study biomedical science; while Matilda, a champion debater plans to study engineering. Akshay also plans to study engineering and commerce.
These young men and women have attained these globally recognised academic outcomes while still maintaining a sense of life balance through commitment to sport, cultural endeavours and community service.
“I want to congratulate all of the Diploma Programme graduates, and to wish them the very best as they proceed to their next phase of learning,” says Dr Siva Kumari, IB Director General. “Their preparation for entry to higher education is second to none and across the world reputed universities continue to appreciate DP graduates as holistically well rounded individuals who contribute immensely to their chosen institution”.
“Independent studies continue to confirm that the IB increases students’ academic achievement, as well as the probability of high school graduation and the probability of college enrolment, so we know that our students are well-prepared to succeed in post-secondary settings. And, perhaps more importantly, they’re prepared to make important and inspiring contributions to help make the world a better place. Along with our schools, we at the IB are proud of the calibre of these future citizens.”
*based on 2014 global IBD results – Click here for Newspaper article Newspaper Article – Tuesday 19 January 2016