IFS 3ème Students Once Again Excel in the Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB) 2021 Examinations
A 100% pass rate for all one hundred seventy-eight students at the International French School in Singapore. Smashing national averages.
July 5th, 2021 – IFS Troisième students once again showed their dedication, resilience and academic prowess by performing outstandingly at the 2021 Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB) exams.
With a 100% pass rate for the 178 students in 3ème (grade 9), 69% of this cohort of exceptional students achieved first-class honours (mention Très Bien)— a 20% increase on the previous year. A further 20% of students were awarded upper second class honours (mention Bien). These results were well ahead of the global average – generally around 90% pass rate with 29% mention Très Bien.
Mr Christan Soulard, Principal at IFS, commenting on the students’ achievements, said, “I am incredibly proud of our cohort of 2021 3ème students. They have shown commitment and maturity, achieving outstanding results in the Diplôme National du Brevet under challenging circumstances. These students take the first steps towards achieving their academic dreams and goals, bringing together all the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary for a successful education. “
Acknowledging the difficulties the students and teachers faced in view of the current Covid-19 global pandemic, Mr Soulard reflected, “Their success is a testament to the academic culture fostered at IFS, the dedication of our students, and the skills and professionalism of our teaching staff. I wish all students the very best as they continue their studies in Lycée and beyond IFS.”
This year, over 883,000 students registered for the DNB exams worldwide, with some 23,241 students registered from French schools abroad. (Learn more about the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE))
The National Diploma (Le Diplôme National du Brevet des Collèges or DNB) is a diploma given to students at the end of Troisième (grade 9, age 14) and represent the first major test for any collège student before their passage to Lycée (High School).
The Brevet crowns the end of four years of study and is linked to mastery of eight components of the common core of knowledge, skills and culture and the results obtained in formal examinations. The assessment is primarily continuous throughout Collège (Middle School), with one oral exam and four written exams at the end of Troisième.
To learn more about IFS Collège (Middle School), click here.