The 2015 graduates from AKA, Mombasa and AKA, Hyderabad had much to celebrate this year after receiving their International Baccalaureate exam results.
IB Diploma Exams
At the end of the two-year Diploma Programme, graduating students at IB schools around the world sit for their final exams, which are administered globally by the International Baccalaureate organization. Each student receives a score out of a maximum of 45 points, based on the results from six exams as well as the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay components.
While Academies graduating classes have consistently scored higher than the global IB average, this year was their best yet.
AKA, Mombasa’s Graduating Class Reaches New Heights
This year’s graduates scored AKA, Mombasa’s highest-ever class average mark of 34.4 points (the previous school record was 33.2 points in 2008). The global average mark for all IB Diploma students worldwide this year was 29.88.
The cohort of 71 students also saw some amazing individual achievements. For the first time in the Academy’s history one of its students, Fatema Hassanali, achieved a perfect score of 45, placing her in the top 0.1% of all Diploma graduates internationally. Fatema is planning to pursue a degree in Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
The second of the top students, Dzidze Kombo, achieved an almost-perfect score of 44 points, also a first for the school. She is taking a gap year before applying to pursue a degree in medicine.
AKA, Hyderabad Tops Last Year’s Score
AKA, Hyderabad’s 2015 graduates exceeded the class average set by the first class of 2014 in the IB Diploma exams. The 2015 cohort scored an average of 33.5 points, surpassing last year’s average of 32.5.
The Academy’s top-scoring student this year, Asim Himani scored 41, placing him in the top 4.6% of all Diploma graduates globally. Asim will be pursuing a major in Mathematics at Simon Fraser University, Canada with a full scholarship. The second of the top students, Aashish Dhammani, has gone on to the University of British Columbia in Canada to pursue Biochemistry.
University Acceptances and Scholarships
The outstanding exam results were reflected in the graduates’ university acceptances and offers of scholarships. The two graduating classes were offered a remarkable combined sum of over $7.7 million in university scholarships.
The 2015 Academies graduates received offers from many of the world’s best universities, including Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, New York University, University of Toronto, McGill University, the University of British Columbia, University College London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London, University of Southern California and Purdue University.
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