Education Advisers is renowned for publishing league tables of private schools by ranking them by their latest public examination results. You should of course not choose a school purely on their academic record, because there are many other factors to bear in mind and not every child is suited to studying in a high pressure environment. However, many parents are seeking schools which will give their children the best chance of progressing to an elite university. It is therefore naturally of interest to want to know which schools achieve the best grades as part of the process of selecting a school.
We rank IB schools by the average number of IB Diploma points achieved (out of a maximum of 45) by all students taking the IB exams in any one year. We publish different tables for the UK, Europe and for over 30 different countries, as well as a table of the Top 100 Global IB schools.
Please be aware that many IB schools do not make their results public and even seem to be discouraged by the IBO from doing so for fear of making one IB school have a better academic score than another. You will often see a press release stating something like our students exceeded the world wide IB DP average of 30 points. However, such proclamations are meaningless and are usually a way of hiding their poor performance. The “bottom” of our league tables tends to be around 36 points and we rarely place a student into a school achieving an average of less than 33 points.