Hong Kong IB Diploma Results 2022

Today marks the culmination of two extraordinary years in education for the 2022 cohort of IB students in Hong Kong. Here we celebrate the achievements of these students with an in-depth roundup of results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and Career-related Programmes (IBCP) as we receive them from international schools in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong IB Diploma Results 2022
By Carli Allan
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Top scoring students at Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS,  Kiara Daryanani, Joanne To, Aaron Chin, Donald Chan

Over 2,000 students at international and private schools in Hong Kong receive their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) results today (July 6).  Hong Kong’s students are celebrating an average score of 38.36, which surpasses the global average score of 31.98.

Click here to go straight to the 2022 Hong Kong IB Results Table.

At a Glance: 2022 Results

  • Hong Kong's average IBDP score is 38.36 which surpasses the global average; it is very marginally lower than last year’s average of 38.93 points.
  • The global average score is 31.98 (a reduction of one point compared with last year's figure of 32.98).  
  • 93 Hong Kong students attained a perfect score of 45 in the IB exams this year; this is 37 fewer than in 2021.
  • Hong Kong's IBDP average grade is 6.05; students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being the highest for each subject. 
  • The global pass rate is 85.6% (98.7% in May 2021).
  • A total of 173,878 students took the IBDP and IBCP examinations worldwide, compared with 165,884 IBDP students in 2021.  
  • The number of students taking the IBDP in Hong Kong was 2,213 compared to 2,193 last year.

The minimum point requirement for the award of the Diploma is 23 points with the highest award being 45 points.

The two-year IBDP programme is currently offered at 37 local and international schools in Hong Kong, including eight that are full IB schools. Hong Kong’s largest provider of English-medium international education, the English Schools Foundation (ESF), offers the IBDP at its five secondary schools and two all-through schools. The IBCP is also now offered at six ESF schools.

We know that parents look at the IBDP results when choosing an IB school for their child. But IB results are one part of the all-round education that schools seek to deliver. If you want to understand the IB results in context, here's what you need to know... Click here.

Hong Kong Schools, Results & Reaction

Canadian International School of Hong Kong



Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers Bilingual diploma
39 99% 45 4 6

Canadian International School of Hong Kong announced its average score of 39.44 (it was 39.44 points in 2021), which is one of the highest averages in the 12 years that CDNIS has run the full Diploma Programme. Four students achieved the maximum score of 45 points, six students achieved the near perfect DP score of 44 and 51 students achieved a score of 40 points or higher; six students were awarded Bilingual Diplomas. The pass rate was 99%.

The four top scorers are Joanne To, Kiara Daryanani, Donald Chan, and Aaron Chin, pictured above. When receiving the news that she had achieved a perfect score, Joanne To, who has studied at CDNIS for 15 years said:

“I am extremely excited and thankful to my family, teachers and peers who have supported me throughout this process.”

Kiara Daryanani, who also attended CDNIS since she was three years old said, “I’m very, very happy to see that my hard work has paid off.”

Class of 2022 Valedictorian Donald Chan said, “I felt like I was on top of a mountain. It truly warmed my heart celebrating with the ones I love most.” and Aaron Chin said, “Stay resilient and always find intrinsic motivation in what you do!”

Head of School Dr. Jane Camblin said,

“We are extremely proud of the resilience members of the Class of 2022 have shown over the past two years of their IB DP journey. Despite the challenges faced, they have shown strength, perseverance."

Along with the IB Diploma, CDNIS students earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), meaning that they graduate with two distinctly different diplomas.

Singapore International School (Hong Kong)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers Bilingual diploma
40 100% 45 3 12

At Singapore International School (Hong Kong), the cohort of IB students scored an average score of 40 (40.4 points in 2021). 

Three students scored 45/45 points, while three scored 44 points and another seven 43 points. There was a 100% pass rate. 68.64% of students scored at least 40 points, the highest in the school’s history. Out of 193 subject exams taken by the students, 56% were a top grade of 7 and 84% were at least a grade 6. 12 students (34.3%) received the Bilingual Diploma.

SISHK students have accepted university places in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus
39.4 100% 45 1    

Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) had its highest ever average score of 39.4 (it was 37.5 last year and 36.2 in 2020), and for the sixth year in a row its average score is above 36 points. One student achieved the top score of 45 points and 10 students achieved a near-perfect 44 points.

Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus Bilingual diploma
37.2 100% 45 2 42%   65%

Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong has reported a strong set of results. In the cohort of 81 students, the average score was 37.2 (only slightly lower than last year's 37.6) and 42% of the cohort scored 40 points and above. 65% obtained the IB Bilingual Diploma, and two students scored the highest mark of 45.

Elsa High School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
37 100% 45 2 47% 86.6%   2

Elsa High School achieved a record average score of 37 (slightly lower than last year's score of 38.73). 27% of students achieved 40 points or more and 53% of students achieved 36 points or more. The cohort also received excellent IB Core results, with 53% of students obtaining an "A" grade in their Extended Essays and 47% of students earning a maximum three out of three points for Core. 

French International School (FIS)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
37.4 97% 45 2 33%

Despite what it describes as "another challenging year", French International School is celebrating a 97% pass rate and an average score of 37.4, the same nearly as last year's score of 37.84. In the cohort of 36 students, 33% of students received 40 points or more. Two students scored the top mark of 45. 

The ISF Academy 

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
40.8 100% 45 4 73%     76%

The Class of 2022 at Independent Schools Foundation Academy (ISF) achieved a 100% pass rate, with an average mean score of 40.8 (last year's was 40). There were four top scorers, 73% scored 40 points or higher, and 78% students received the Bilingual Diploma.

Head of School, Dr. Malcolm Pritchard, praised the efforts of the graduating class, saying: "This set of exceptional results is a statement of the incredible tenacity, dedication and mindfulness shared by all students and faculty members who have surmounted undiminished pressure and disruption in the past two diploma years."

Creative Secondary School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
38 100% 45 2 29%

Creative Secondary School has shared the news that its average score is 38,  which it says is"testament to their courage in facing adversity over the past two years."

Two students achieved a maximum score of 45 points, one student achieved a near-perfect score of 44 points, and 29% of the cohort achieved 40 or more points. 

HKCCCU Logos Academy

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
39.3 100% 45 2 48%

Students at HKCCCU Logos Academy achieved a very high average score of 39.3 (a small drop from last year's score of 40.4), and two students at the school celebrated the top score of 45. 48% of students scored 40 points or more.

German Swiss International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus Bilingual diploma
41 100% 45 5   4

German Swiss International School announced its results, saying that its average score is a high 41 (up one point from last year's 40). In the cohort, there were five top scorers with 45 points and two thirds achieved over 40 points. Four students achieved the Bilingual Diploma.

Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (UWC)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
np 100% 45 2  

Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (UWC) is yet to announce its average score, but has revealed that 37% of its graduates received 40 or more points. Out of a maximum of 45 Diploma points, two students obtained 45 with seven students scoring 44 and six scoring 43. 

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
39.4 100% 45 4 57% 85% 98% 81%

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School celebrated an average score of 39.4 (slightly lower than last year's score of 40.58) and a 100% pass rate. In the cohort of 90 students, four students achieved the top score of 45 and 57% scored 40-plus points.

St Pauls' Co-educational College

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
42.8 100% 45 12 90.5%

St Pauls' Co-educational College's cohort of 63 celebrated a very high average score of 42.8 (one point less than last year's score of 43); 17 achieved a score of 44, and 14 achieved a score of 43. 46% of our students achieved a score of 44 or above, compared to the world’s 4.4%.

SPCC remains at the top of the list in Hong Kong for Oxbridge offers with a total of 17 this year to read Psychology & Philosophy, Law, History, English, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, and Land Economy. Other leavers' destinations include Imperial College, LSE, UCL, and King’s College London. 

In the US, students received offers from UC Berkeley (3), UCLA (3), Yale, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania (AmCham Charitable Foundation Lyn Edinger US Studies Scholarship), MIT, Georgetown (2), Johns Hopkins University, Duke (2), University of Michigan , Boston University (BU Presidential Scholarship), New York University (4), WBB HKUST-Bocconi-USC (WBB Merit Scholarship), amongst many other prestigious institutions. 

St Stephen's College

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus
np np np np 65%

St Stephen's College has not yet published its average score (which was 38.9 last year) but has announced that in the cohort of 45 students, nearly 65% achieved 40-plus points.

English Schools Foundation (ESF)


ESF's top scoring students across all five of its secondary schools and two all-through schools. 

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
387.9 99.1% 45 36 46.3% 75% 92.7%  

The English Schools Foundation (ESF), which is Hong Kong’s largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, enters the highest number of IB students in the country. The IBDP is taught at all five of its secondary schools and two all-through schools. 

A total of 835 ESF students were awarded the IBDP this year and the pass rate was 99.1%.

ESF scored an average 37.9 (it was 38.7 points last year)  – and celebrated 36 students scoring top marks of 45. Another 62 ESF students achieved 44 points. ESF's average score is well above the global average of 31.98 and marks a two point increase on ESF’s 2020 average of 35.7.

Belinda Greer, ESF’s Chief Executive Officer said:

"I am absolutely delighted with the success of our students this year. This is a real testament to their hard work and dedication. The students have excelled in every way during a very challenging couple of years. The IB Diploma is an academically rigorous qualification which showcases not just ability but the students’ resilience and tenacity.’’

ESF entered students for the IBDP at the following schools: Discovery College, Island School, King George V School, Sha Tin College, South Island School, Renaissance College, and West Island SchoolThe individual results for each school are posted below as we receive them.

ESF Sha Tin College

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus Bilingual diploma
39 98.6% 45 9 59.3% 9

Students at Sha Tin College can be proud of their average score of 39 (the same as last year) and 98.6% pass rate. Nine students achieved the maximum 45 points (the highest number in any ESF school); top scorers were Hoi Yat Jeffrey Chan, Andrea Chow, Nathan Soong-Boc Hui, Ga Eul Kim, Chun Wai Lim, Hillary Hin Ching Lo (Bilingual Diploma), Ching Kiu Tsang, Ryan Wai Ching Orr and Hok Lam Lee.

A further 19 students achieved the near-perfect score of 44 points. Overall 86 students (59.3% of the Diploma cohort) achieved 40 or more points. One student received the IBCP.

ESF King George V School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus Bilingual diploma
37.8 100% 45 5 43% 75% 6

The 2022 cohort at King George V School achieved a high average score of 37.8, only slightly down on the previous year's result of 38.5. There were five top scorers.

There were a total of 169 students entered for the full IB Diploma with a 100% pass rate.

ESF South Island School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus
37.1 98% 45 3 39% 72%

Students at ESF South Island achieved a high average score of 37.1 (two points lower than last year's 39.4) and there was a 98% pass rate. In the cohort of 137 students, 39% scored an impressive 40 points or more; there were three top scorers.

ESF West Island School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus Bilingual diploma
38.1 100% 45 3 45% 76% 6

The cohort at West Island School achieved an average score of 38.1 (just below last year's score of 39.6 and still considerably higher than 2020's score of 35.5), and there was a pass rate of 100%. 45% of WIS students scored 40 points and above.

ESF Renaissance College

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
38 100% 45 6 46% 75% 93% 20%

Students' hard work and effort paid off at Renaissance College (RCHK) where the average score of 38 (marginally lower than last year's score of 38) was considerably higher than the 2020 score of 35.5. Just under half of the cohort achieved 40 or more total points (46%) – a figure that can earn them a place them at competitive Ivy League or Oxbridge universities. Six students celebrated the top score of 45.

20% of the students were eligible to receive the Bilingual Diploma, and 100% achieved it. 

The pass rate for the IB's Career-related Programme was 100% for the college's cohort of four students taking either SCAD or Business Management courses.

Next: 2022 IB Results Table

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