CDNIS Students Celebrate 2020 IB Diploma Programme Results and University Acceptances

Canadian International School of Hong Kong is very pleased to announce another excellent set of IB results and university acceptances for 2020.

Members of the Class of 2020 celebrated their outstanding results in July, having achieved an average score of 37.8 points -- this is the highest average in the 11 years that CDNIS has run the full Diploma Programme. Not only are our results once again significantly higher than this year’s world average of 29.9 points, but they place CDNIS among the top international schools in the world.

Upper School Principal Dr. Tim Kaiser said, “This year, students had to face a host of unforeseen challenges that affected their momentum and many feared would impact their results. The results show that our students maintained focus throughout a historic year of distractions and they are to be commended for their resilience and determination. I wish to extend gratitude and appreciation to the DP teachers -- and to all CDNIS teachers -- for paving the way for success for these talented students.”

Two students, Fiona Chan and John Park, achieved the maximum score of 45 points, eight students scored a near-perfect 44 points and 40 students achieved 40 points or higher. Twenty students also mastered two languages to native speaker standard and were awarded Bilingual Diplomas.

Fiona and John will both be studying medicine at The Univerity of Hong Kong. Fiona had this piece of advice for future DP students: "
To be successful in the diploma programme, I would agree that exceptional time management and organizational skills, as well as balance and focus are essential. Having a tight group of friends that I could socialize with played an important role - mutual support is essential for surviving DP.” Here is what John said about his career aspirations: "I want to work in the medical field, specifically in the emergency room. I want to treat those who are in most dire need of help, and also pass down my passion to other students, since there is a shortage of trauma/EM doctors.”

Head of School Dr. Jane Camblin said, “I am extremely proud of all members of the Class of 2020 who, despite the challenges they all faced this past school year, have shown strength, resilience and fortitude to excel in the IB programme.”

Along with the IB Diploma, CDNIS students earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), giving them a rare opportunity to graduate with two distinctly different diplomas.

Members of the Class of 2020 have gained offers of admission to study at a wide range of top universities in nine different countries around the world including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College, University College London, London School of Economics, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Vassar, Barnard, University of Toronto, McGill University, UBC, HKU, and have been offered more than HK$14 million in scholarships.

CDNIS has one of the largest DP cohorts in Hong Kong with 110 students in the Class of 2020 eligible for the IB Diploma.