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Correction - British School of Houston Amongst World's Top 12% IB Schools

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - August 11, 2014) -  In the news release, "British School of Houston Amongst World's Top 12% IB Schools," issued earlier today by British School of Houston, we are advised by the company that the last sentence of the first paragraph should read "Thirty percent of the IB students" rather than "Forty percent of the IB students" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.

British School of Houston Amongst World's Top 12% IB Schools

HOUSTON, TX -- August 11, 2014 -- The British School of Houston is ranked amongst the world's top 12% IB schools based on the 2014 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program test results. For the fifth straight year the school has achieved a 100% pass rate and students have performed exceptionally well. The results put the school well ahead of other schools in the Houston metro area. British School of Houston's 2014 IB students scored an average of 37 IB points, placing it in the top 12% of IB schools worldwide. Thirty percent of the IB students at British School of Houston achieved scores of 40 points or more, placing them amongst the top 5% IB students around the world.

Key Figures for 2014

  • 10% achieved a score of 44 points placing them in the top 1% of IB students in the world
  • 30% achieved a score of 40 plus points placing them in the top 5% of IB students in the world
  • 75% achieved a score of 35 points or above automatically giving them access to top universities throughout the US and the UK
  • 95% significantly exceeded the IB world average of 29.8 points

Over the past five consecutive years the school's average score has been 35 IB points with record results of 37 points for the past two years, more than 7 points higher than the global average of 29.8 points.

Stephen Foxwell, Principal, commented, "BSH students' results have exceeded the IB world average in every single academic subject, often by a full level. IB results like these are a tribute to the students who gained them, to the families who supported them and to the truly exceptional quality of teaching that they have received from the staff at our school. The reputation of the IB Diploma Program at the British School of Houston is now established, beyond question, as absolutely outstanding."

British School of Houston students also gained outstanding SAT and ACT scores with this year's graduates accepted by top universities in the US and abroad including Cornell, West Point and London School of Economics.

The IB Diploma Program

The IB Diploma Program is widely recognized to be the most challenging course of study currently available to students aged 16 to 18 and highly valued by universities throughout the world. Scored out of 45 points, the IB Diploma program requires students to take six subjects including mathematics, science, two languages, humanities and an elective course. Additionally students study Theory of Knowledge, a course combining philosophy, religion and logical reasoning. They also undertake research, write a 4,000 word-essay and must be involved in community projects, completing a minimum of 150 hours of extracurricular activities within 18 months based around Creativity, Action, and Service.

British School of Houston IB Diploma Program

The British School of Houston is among the first schools worldwide to offer the new and highly acclaimed IB qualification, the IB Career-Related Certificate (IBCC). The school also offers bi-lingual IB Diplomas in a number of languages including English/French, English/Spanish, English/Dutch, English/German, English/Italian, and English/Mandarin among others. "We have over 45 different languages spoken within our school," said Amanda Foxwell, IB Coordinator, "and we feel it is crucial that we celebrate our students' linguistic and cultural diversity and that sense of international mindedness that is at the heart of the IB Diploma Program by offering students the opportunity to achieve this highly sought after qualification."

The British School of Houston

The British School of Houston is a private, pre-kindergarden-12th grade school with a diverse student population, extensive extra-curricular activities, and an internationally-accredited curriculum, the school offers a challenging, broad course of study that culminates with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). For more information on the British School of Houston, call 713-290-9025 or email [email protected]

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