The Kilmore International School is celebrating another year of outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results. The IB Diploma programme is conducted in over 3200 schools in more than 141 countries and provides the best opportunity for local and international students to enter universities worldwide. Although the students had to wait until 4 January for the results to be released, it was worth the wait!

Notably 48% of the Class of 2016 achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, and among them were three students who achieved a score of 43. One of these is School Captain and Dux of the Year, Ryan Tham who is planning to study Aeronautical Engineering in the UK or the USA. Local student Taylor O’Brien hopes to be a Veterinarian and Lynn Chen will combine her passion for Mathematics with Economics, also in the UK.

18% of the graduates received an ATAR over 98.00. The average IB score at TKIS was an ATAR of 93.45.

Students apply for a huge range of degrees based on the academic preparation received during the two-year IB programme. All prerequisite subjects for university can easily be studied. IB Diploma requires completion of a wide range of subjects; a minimum of two languages, mathematics, science, humanities and the option to take creative arts. A 4,000 research essay, extra-curricular activities (creativity, sport and community service) and the subject, Theory of Knowledge must also be undertaken.

The IB Diploma is recognised internationally and so all students have the chance to study overseas. Also as it is at an academic standard recognised by some institutions as the equivalent to first year university, TKIS graduates can receive credit for first year subjects at universities in Australia and overseas.

Already students have received offers to prestigious overseas universities such as Imperial College London, University College London, University of Durham, University of St Andrews, Hong Kong University, Hong Long University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University, ranked 2nd in South Korea. Others are awaiting outcomes for their applications to the USA, Japan and Oxbridge.

VTAC university offers for our International students have just been released and 55% of students have received a place at The University of Melbourne and 37% are going to Monash University, both Group of Eight universities. Courses range from Biomedicine to Commerce and Arts.

We are eagerly awaiting the release of offers for the local students on Wednesday 18 January!