Results Obtained by our Students

Results Obtained by our Students

Throughout the years our students have managed excellent results both in Local Examinations as well as International ones:

University of Costa Rica Admission Examinations Students placed :

  • 1st in 1995, 1997 and 2001
  • 3rd in 1994
  • 4th in 2003
  • 5th in 1996 and 1998
  • 9th in 2000 and 2007
  • 11th in 2005 and 2014
  • 4th, 7th and 20th places in 2015

Placement and Scholarships to leading Universities:

  • 1998 - Anthony Varilly: partial scholarship to Harvard
, Catherine Darke, obtained a place at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1998 - Rhys Wolff: full scholarship to the University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2000 - Alfonso Gomez: obtained a place at University College, London
  • 2001 - Patrick Varilly: scholarship to MIT
  • 2003 - Marisol Valerio: full scholarship to UBC, Canada
  • * Both Anthony Varilly (‘98) and Alfonso Gomez (‘00) continued as post-graduate
students at the University of Cambridge, England

International  Baccalaureate Diploma: (Maximum score in IB Diploma = 45 points)

  • 1998 - Best overall results in the Latin American Region (IBLA): 
6 students with 40 points or higher, average 35 points in the Diploma programme.
 Best Individual result in the World - 45 points plus maximum points for 7th subject
  • 1999 - 3 students 40 points or higher. Average 33.4 points. All students passed Diploma
  • 2001 - 2 students with 40 points or higher. Average 33 points in the Diploma programme.
 Best Individual result in the World - 45 points plus maximum points for 7th subject
  • 2002 - 3 students with 40 points or higher. Average 35 points in the Diploma programme.
  • 2003 - Best individual result in Latin America with a maximum score of 45 points.
 3 students with 40 points or higher.  Average 34 points in the Diploma programme.
  • 2004 - 1 student with 40 points or higher.  Average 30 points in the Diploma programme.
  • 2005 - All 34 students passed the Diploma. Average 33 points. 1 student with 41 points
  • 2006 - All 34 Diploma students passed. Average 32 points. 1 student with 41 points
  • 2007 - All 36 Diploma students passed. Average 32 points. 1 student with 42 points
  • 2008 - 45 out of 46 students obtained the Diploma.  Average 30 points (same group of students produced lower than average IGCSE results in 2006 … see below).
  • 2009 - 37 out of 40 students obtained the Diploma.  Average 32 points. 1 student with 40 points
  • 2010 - 31 out of 36 students obtained the Diploma.  Average 31 points.
  • 2011 - 49 out of 50 students obtained the Diploma.  Average 34.5 points. 3 students with 40 or more points (44,42 & 40).
  • 2012 - 51 out of 53 students obtained the Diploma. Average 31 points. 1 student with 40 points
  • 2013 - 46 out of 49 Diploma candidates obtained the Diploma. Average 32.2 points. 3 students with 40 or more points (42,42 & 40).
  • 2014 - 36 out of 38 Diploma candidates obtained the Diploma. Average 35 points. 1 student with 40 or more points (41).
  • 2015 - 41 out of 47 Diploma candidates obtained the Diploma. Average 31 points. 1 student with 40 or more points (41).
  • 2016 - ALL Diploma candidates obtained the Diploma. Average 32 points.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE):  
(We define our pass rate as the % of students passing at least 5 subjects with a grade of “C” or higher.
UK Statistics, Pass rate = 47.2% but automatically includes Maths and English)

  • 1996 - Best Individual result in the World (6 A* and 3 A grades)
  • 2002 - Pass rate = 90%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 84%
  • 2003 - Pass rate = 87%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 82%
  • 2004 - Pass rate = 85%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 80%
  • 2005 - Pass rate = 89%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 83%
  • 2006 - Pass rate = 81%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 80%
  • 2007 - Pass rate = 86%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 83%
  • 2008 - Pass rate = 90%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 87%
34% of all results at A* or A grades.  Best results were
i) 8 A* (maximum score),  ii) 7 A* and A and  iii) 6*A, A, B.
  • 2009 - Pass rate = 99%  All subjects A* - C grades  = 95% 
42% of all results at A* or A grades.  Best individual result in the world in French.  Best individual result in the world in Spanish
  • 2010 - Pass Rate = 91%  - results affected by national emergency closing school on exam day.
  • 2011 - Pass Rate = 93% . The best results were i) 8 A* (maximum score) and ii) 7 A* and A
  • 2012 - Pass Rate = 91% . 9 students with 5 or more A* or A grades. 2 Students with 6 A* grades
  • 2013 - Pass Rate = 95% . 5 students had straight A* or A grades
  • 2014 - Pass Rate = 88% . 3 students had straight A* or A grades
  • 2015 - Pass Rate = 85% . 19 students with 5 or more A* or A grades. 1 student had straight A* or A grades
  • 2016 - Pass Rate = 95% . 7 students with 5 or more A* or A grades. 1 student had straight A* or A grades