Deira International School Announces Highest Ever IB Diploma Results, Beats Global Averages

Dubai, UAE, 09July2019: Deira International School (DIS) today announced the results of its students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). With a pass rate of 92% the school has continued to perform above international averages. The two top scorers both scored 43 points, beating the global average of 29.62. Historically the school average has been on par with or above the world average with this year seeing the average improve to 34 points in comparison to 33 last year.

With 15% of candidates achieving over 40 points, this isa significant increase on the 6% from last academic year. Furthermore, 43% of candidates achieved 35+ points, an increase of 11% in comparison to last academic year.The school achieved a 100% pass rate in the IBCP.

The IB DP is one of the highest-regarded school qualifications accepted by leading universities worldwide, offering unique academic rigour with an emphasis on students’ personal development. International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. DIS deliversprogrammes that strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Ruth Burke, Director at Deira International School said, “Deira International School students have always done well in the IB programmes but this year’s results are truly exceptional. We are extremely proud of our students’ success and congratulate them for their unrelenting tenacity to achieve their very best. We also thank our teachers for the endless support they continue to give to help every student fulfil their full potential.”

Deira International School (DIS) is a dynamic, high-performing, fully inclusive British Curriculum School in Dubai Festival City which welcomes students from diverse cultures. It offers world-class international education through a holistic program that stretches and extends its students beyond the classroom and empowers students to achieve their potential.

As an Al Futtaim school, Deira International School has unrivalled links with industry that are utilised to provide ongoing work experience and life skills for students throughout their educational journey. DIS is part of the Al Futtaim Educational Foundation (AFEF), an initiative started by the Al Futtaim family to support the Government’s and KHDA’s vision for the creation of a globally competitive knowledge economy while maximizing their social contribution to the community.The vision of AFEF is to create excellence; to prepare its students for university and to give them the skills to successfully embrace global citizenship and future opportunities in the UAE and beyond.

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