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Exam Results

IB Results: Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The COVID-19 pandemic caused what seemed at one point to be an existential crisis for our graduating classes of IB and IGCSE in the summer of 2020. The two external bodies – Cambridge and IBO – used different methods to calculate their final results due to the differing natures of their assessments, but both with mixed reactions from schools, students, parents and universities worldwide.

Without going into the specifics of these calculations and their relative merits and issues, we say once again that our LIS students achieved remarkable results against this backdrop.

All of our students gained a full IB Diploma. Seven of our students (14.3%) gained the globally acknowledged outstanding achievement of 40+ points, with Theo von Wilmowski – our Valedictorian for 2020 – gaining 44 points (out of 45) and gaining his place at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Emily Rose Wagner (43 points) and Valentin Decker (42 points) also gained the Abitur 1.0. The other students gaining 40 points or more included Lucie Bezner (41), Samuel Hillyer (41), Merle Schwarzer (40), and Leon Bonnell (40). Congratulations to all of these students on their outstanding achievements.

This level of performance was not only restricted to those gaining top grades. 22.4% of our students gained between 36 and 39 points, meaning that 42.9% of the year group gained 36 points (Abitur 2.0) and above. Meanwhile, a further 49% of our students gained between 30 (Abitur 3.0) and 36 points, meaning that 85.6% of 2020 Graduates gained 30+ points (the World Average level for the IB Diploma), or an Abitur 3.0 or better. 100% of our students gained the full IB Diploma with at least 28 points (24 being the passing level). Again, many congratulations to everyone.

It is a ringing testament to our school, our staff, and our historical record of accuracy of predicting grades – something that clearly outlines our institutional understanding of the course content, assessment and our students’ capabilities – that IB has registered their broad support of our assessment of the students in maintaining, by and large, the grades we predicted and expected for this cohort of students.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to all of our students from the graduating class of 2020.


Award Winners:

LIS Award – Valentin Decker

CAS Award – Maxine Große, Samuel Hillyer

Valedictorian Award – Theo von Wilmowski

ECIS Award – Ibrahim Abukaf

Sports Award – Samuel Hillyer

 

 

IB results worldwide and at LIS in % - 2016 to 2020

20162017201820192020
Worldwide Diploma Pass Rate 7978,478,277,477
LIS Diploma Pass Rate971009495100
Worldwide average total points303029,929,830
LIS average total points3333333434.5

 

 

IGCSE Results 2020

With the absence of coursework in almost all of the Cambridge IGCSE subjects and courses, Cambridge had to determine the students’ grades without any authentic and controlled student work to mark. That being said, they did the best they could in unprecedented circumstances, and our students’ results is a reflection of the excellent teaching they have received and learning they have exhibited throughout the two-year course. 87% of students gained the Realschulabschluss at the first attempt, meanwhile there was a high proportion of top grades (B and above) in all subjects.

Special mention must be made of those students (14.6% of the cohort) who gained all A* or A grades in their IGCSE’s, an achievement worthy of recognition. Those seven students included Emre Atay, Ruben Sterzing, Tom Gacek, Julia Raithel-Hagemann, Eve Heinz, Anna Vander, and Sanjana Rajiv. Sanjana gained the A* grade in all nine of her subjects. Congratulations to all of these students and we wish you every success in your upcoming IB Diploma programme.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education, IGCSE, is the international version of the 16+ exam taken by students in secondary schools of all kinds, throughout the United Kingdom.


IGCSE courses, designed and examined by the University of Cambridge, are taken by students throughout the English-speaking world and in many international and bilingual schools beyond it. At LIS, students follow a two-year IGCSE course during Grades 9 and 10.

Candidates obtain grades from A* down to G in each subject. Grades A* to C are considered passing grades.

To have their IGCSE performance recognised in Germany as the equivalent of the Realschulabschluss, students must obtain a pass grade (C or above) in the five core subjects. These are German, another Language, Mathematics, a Science, and a Humanities subject (i.e. Geography, History).

 

Leipzig International School: IGCSE Results in % (Grade 10 students only)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

 

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Mathematics39

54

77

21

37

69

35

63

88

42

56

84

Biology

39

61

76

14

32

73

43

65

86

51

77

100

Chemistry

28

49

76

19

37

69

63

87

97

52

67

90

Physics

32

61

79

28

36

72

60

84

96

46

69

97

English first lang.

43

78

98

37

66

88

42

73

89

39

75

100

German first lang.

36

73

73

34

60

97

44

74

90

39

71

93

French first lang.

0

100

100

German foreign lang.

79

93

100

92

100

100

92

100

100

80

100

100

French foreign lang.

79

93

100

57

81

100

90

95

100

100

100

100

Spanish foreign lang.

71

86

93

75

88

100

56

78

94

82

94

100

Global perspectives

44

78

100

21

43

100

23

63

83

22

56

89

Geography

37

62

80

14

56

79

26

60

89

51

73

100

History

43

64

79

12

40

56

24

57

90

27

48

81

Computer Science

39

67

94

18

64

91

33

92

100

38

77

100

Music

64

73

100

50

100

100

64

91

100

100

100

100

 

 

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