FLORENCE, S.C. – Wilson High School International Baccalaureate students had a 77 percent subject pass rate overall during the 2018-19 school year, according to a release from Florence One Schools.
Students taking English, history, German, Spanish, visual arts, theory of knowledge and extended essay sections had over 90 percent pass rates with scores in four of those areas exceeding the international average.
IB exams are scored on a 1-7 scale, with seven being the highest score given. In five of the subject areas, sports science, Spanish, German, theory of knowledge, extended essay, seven Wilson students received a perfect 7.
Brian Howell, director of the International Baccalaureate program for Florence One Schools, said he was very pleased with this year’s results.
“We had a high pass rate again this year and a number of students who received a perfect score in a subject area,” Howell said. “That reflects very well of our program’s rigor as well as the hard work and dedication of our students.”
To receive an IB Diploma, students must graduate with at least 24 combined points from attempted IB courses, including the essential elements of the Diploma Programme core: The Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay.
Wilson had 26 students in the class of 2019 graduate with an IB Diploma, one more than the previous school year.
“Seeing an increased number of students graduating with this distinguished diploma is fantastic,” Howell said. “These students have worked diligently, many of them since middle school, and they are well prepared for college.”