Academic Results and University Placements

St. Dominic’s is a school committed to inclusivity. Our statistics are very transparent and we do our best to ensure that each student achieves their potential.

We have students who have accessed their first-choice universities in some of the top establishments worldwide, including: Pharmacy at  Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; Psychology at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Philosophy at KU Leuven in Belgium; Biotechnology at the University of Torino in Italy; Film Studies and Politics at the University of Kent in England; Computer Engineering at Edinburgh University  in Scotland and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Surrey in England

The number of students registered for the Diploma has more than doubled in the past four years. The highest points total awarded to a candidate has been 44 throughout these four years. The average grade obtained by candidates has seen a slight decrease last year. We are pressing to continue to upward the grades achieved by SDIS students, especially, but not exclusively, at the top end.

SDIS’s inclusivity involves enabling all students to make the progression to and through the Diploma programme. Students at the lower end of the Diploma spectrum are reassured that universities in different countries have different requirements and that for some students simply a pass of 24 points in the Diploma will enable them to progress to tertiary education in a university of their choice. Students with 30 points or less have gained places to study prestigious courses in top universities, such as Film Studies at Kent and Computer Engineering at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh. Often success is about ensuring the students have the right subjects and make the right choices rather than the top overall scores. However, we also recognise that we need to prepare our very best students for the very best universities.


2018/2019   2017/2018  2016/2017 2015/2016
Number of Diploma and retake candidates registered in the session  65  51 43 33
Number of candidates who passed the Diploma   42  35 36 26
Average points obtained by candidates who passed the Diploma  30.2  31 31 30
Highest Diploma points awarded to a candidate  41  44 39 39


Middle Years Programme

SDIS has established itself as a pioneering school, being one of the first to start participating in the IB MYP E-assessments, bringing more academic rigour to teaching practices, and helping students to be better prepared for the academic demands of their future. This is why there was an increase in registrations from the academic year of 2015-2016 to this year of 2018-2019, matched by an increase in the number of students who obtained their MYP certificate, providing them with a formal qualification at the end of the programme.
The highest number of points, possibly obtained in MYP is 56.


2018/2019 2017/2018
Number of candidatesregistered in the session 42 41
Number of candidates who obtained the MYP Certificate 34 34
Average points obtained by candidates who passed received the MYP Certificate 40.5 36
Highest points awarded to a candidate 51 50

 

For more information about these programmes, please visit http://www.ibo.org/