These results are taken from the 141,830 students who sat the May 2015 examination session worldwide and place Ms. Tung in the exclusive company of four other students from Canada and two from the United States - the only perfect scores in Northern America.
“It was certainly a surprise,” said Ms. Tung of the results. “However, more so than earning the ‘pinnacle’ 45 score, what I appreciate and find the most fulfilling is the impact of the learning experience from my IB education at Mulgrave and the lifelong relationships I have made with my peers and my teachers.” Ms. Tung, who will be attending University of Toronto this fall, studied at Mulgrave since 2006. During her time at Mulgrave, she has been a first responder as part of the school’s Medical Emergency Response Team, a Swim Team Captain, Deputy Head Girl and excelled as an alto saxophonist in the school’s jazz band, while also earning a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
Achieving a top Level 7 in all six major subjects plus securing an A grade for both the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge course is extremely difficult. Combining top grades in the intensive terminal examination period alongside a range of ongoing internal assessments eludes many of the most able IB students worldwide making the award of 45 a truly exceptional achievement.
“The IB programme is renowned for providing a broad and well-rounded international education alongside a rigorous academic programme and Jolee’s academic and non-academic achievements are a great testament to the success of this philosophy,” said John Wray, Head of School at Mulgrave. “Her remarkable talents and leadership were fueled by the many authentic learning experiences available through a Mulgrave IB education, which in turn, have inspired creativity, collaboration and dedication in others.”
One of 355 IB World Schools in Canada, Mulgrave School has been offering the IB Diploma Programme since 2005 and is one of only six IB continuum schools in British Columbia offering all three IB programmes from K-12.
You can learn more about Jolee and her plans for the future in our most recent Alumni Spotlight Series.