Category: News / Date: 07/17/2021

    [Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 2021] — Students, teachers, parents and school community members at The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City are celebrating exceptional results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for the 2020/21 academic school year. The best IBDP results so far in the history of the school.


    BIS HCMC achieved a pass rate of 100%, with a remarkable 6 students achieving a perfect score of 45 and a further 17 students celebrating a near perfect score of 44.  The average score was an outstanding 40.3 out of 45 points, well above the IB global average of 33.02. The school and its student body were particularly thrilled with 66% of its students achieving a score of 40 or greater out of 45, whilst the world average is only 9%. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world’s elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.


    These incredible results certainly widen the gap between BISHCMC school and many other IB schools in Vietnam, Asia, and around the world. These results showcase the difference that an education at BIS HCMC has on academic results for Vietnamese and International students from all over the world. BIS HCMC believes there is no limit to what students can achieve socially, personally and academically.


    “I am so proud of this wonderful cohort of BIS HCMC students. The demand of the IB diploma in itself is immense, but to face this challenge as the world faces a global pandemic and its associated disruptions, takes it to another level. In these circumstances, to produce, as a group, such an outstanding set of results is a tremendous achievement – the best set of IB results ever produced by BIS HCMC. Many members of this cohort joined the school when they were two or three years old and have spent all their school life at BIS, with others joining at various stages of their schooling.  Together as a group, they have shown themselves to be great ambassadors for BIS HCMC living the values and attributes that the school holds so dear through our Aide Memoire – always showing Integrity, Care, Respect, Perseverance, Reflection, Enquiry and they are truly ‘Global Citizens Learning Together. They deserve all the praise that they will get for this outstanding set of results, as will the school staff and parents who have guided them so well on their journey at BIS HCMC. I wish them all well as they move on to the next stage of their lives.”   – Anthony Rowlands, Principal of British International School, HCMC.


    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, commonly referred to as the IBDP, is a two-year education programme for students age 16-19. The programme is a widely accepted and recognised qualification for entry into higher education and universities worldwide. To learn more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma at BIS HCMC visit


    “We are as a school and community incredibly proud of every one of our Graduating Class of 2021, and the outstanding results awarded to each of them. It is so pleasing that their knowledge, skills, and aptitudes have been recognised with stunning academic results that place this group of students among the very best worldwide.” – Sean O’Neill , Head of Secondary BIS HCMC.


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    About BIS HCMC

    Established in 1997, The British International School Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) has been providing a British style education to Vietnamese and international students for almost 25 years. The school curriculum is strongly based on the English National Curriculum and is organised in a typically British way both academically and pastorally with a diverse student body aged between 2 and 18 years old. The school is inspected, approved and rated as ‘Outstanding in All Categories’ by the British Government (BSO Inspection April 2019) and is registered with the Department for Education in the UK. More than 90% of teachers are British qualified and trained.


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    About Nord Anglia Education

    BIS HCMC is a member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 73 schools across 30 countries. NAE schools go beyond traditional learning to deliver a high quality, transformational education to 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. The organisation offer multiple internationally recognised curriculums, including the English Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate, the Swiss Maturité and the US Curriculum, amongst others.


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