Students' Results

Students' Results at Age 18

Our oldest students take examinations for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at the end of Year 13, when most are aged 18. This is preceded by a two-year, academically challenging programme of study that is designed in Geneva, Switzerland, and respected by the world's leading universities. Evidence suggests that higher rates of IB Diploma students go on to higher education than their non-IB peers - and their most preferred institutions rank among the best in the world.

The IB curriculum is made up of six subject groups (Language and Literature; Language Acquisition; Individuals and Societies; Sciences; Mathematics; and The Arts). These are complemented by the 'Core', which comprises of Theory of Knowledge; Creativity, Activity, Community Service; and the independently researched 4,000 word Extended Essay.

We congratulate last year’s Year 13 leavers, who achieved an average score of 35 in their International Baccalaureate - nearly one point greater than last year. 

The IB Organisation’s most recently published world average was 30. 80% of our students exceeded this. Two in the 80-strong cohort gained 43 points out of a possible 45, while 13 scored 40 points or higher. 

Over 50% of our students' entries were awarded a 6 or a 7 (the top grade at IB), with particular highlights in Business and Management, Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems and Societies, Computer Science, Higher Level Mathematics, Visual Art, Theatre and several Modern Foreign Languages. In another increase on last year, the average point score per subject was 5.5.

Students' Results at Age 16

When most students are 16, at the end of Year 11, they take examinations for GCSE and IGCSE qualifications. These abbreviations stand for 'General Certificate of Secondary Education' and 'International General Certificate of Secondary Education'. GCSEs are the main qualifications taken by 14 to 16-year-olds in the United Kingdom, and they are highly valued by higher education providers and employers. (I) GCSEs are geared towards students in an international setting.

At BSJ, our Year 11 students are examined by the Cambridge Assessment International Education, Edexcel and AQA examination boards. All students study the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English Language; English Literature; Indonesian Studies; Mathematics; a Modern Foreign Language (French, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, or Spanish); Personal, Social and Health Education; and Physics.

Students then select three options from Art; Business Studies; Computer Science; Dance; Drama; Food and Nutrition; Economics; Geography; Global Perspectives; History; Music; Physical Education (PE) and Resistant Materials.

In 2018, 97% of BSJ's Year 11 students achieved at least five ‘C’ or ‘4’ grades or higher at GCSE. 61% of all the grades awarded were A* or A or 9, 8 or 7 (the highest grades), while 95% were A* to C.

Students' Results at Ages Seven and Ages 11

In 2017/18, the average international standardised age score achieved by BSJ students was significantly higher than UK and international averages.


Average Standardised Age Score of Students

GL Assessments Progress Tests (2017/18)



At Age Seven

At Age Eleven

At Age Seven

At Age Eleven






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Students achieve higher attainment and enjoy higher rates of progress at British School Jakarta compared to UK schools or comparable international schools globally. Our long-term data shows that students who attend BSJ for four or more years, and maintain high levels of attendance, make academic progress equivalent to up to one year additional teaching compared to global averages.

Students' Results at Age Five

In 2017/18, the percentage of BSJ students achieving all 17 of the Early Learning Goals (i.e. more than a good level of development) in the Early Years Curriculum was 7% greater than the UK average (76% v. 69%). Students with over 90% attendance throughout Foundation stage made even greater progress with 83% achieving in all