IB and AP Results Highlight George School’s Academics

During the 2019-2020 school year, students worked on an IB cross disciplinary project. *Photo taken prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

George School is once again pleased to share the exciting results of the 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement tests.

This year, fifty-five George School seniors were IB candidates and fifty-two students earned their diplomas, maintaining George School’s ten-year 95 percent completion rate. This year’s global average was just 85 percent. “We are incredibly proud of our IB program,” said Kim McGlynn, IB Coordinator. “At George School we have a lived IB experience. We don’t just have a curriculum that stops at 3:00 p.m. As an international boarding school, students live out the IB program in the dorm, on Red Square, and in the classroom.”

Students achieved success on this year’s AP exams as well. “This year’s exams were administered online in an alternate, shortened format,” said Associate Head of School Scott Spence. “So, it is actually remarkable that we had a record number of students sit for a record number of exams, given what little control we had over the testing. In some cases, students were taking exams at 3:00 a.m. depending where in the world they were.”

In total, 330 George School students sat for 521 tests in twenty-three subject areas. The highest scores were in calculus, physics, and 2-D art and design. This year, forty-six students were also named AP Scholars, a distinction granted to students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP exams; seventeen were named AP Scholars with Honors (average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more exams); thirty-two AP Scholars with Distinction (3.5 average on all AP exams, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams); and two AP National Scholars (average score of 4 on all exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams).

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