Meet Hong Kong's Perfect Scoring IB Students

Some of the IB Diploma's top scorers share advice on how to achieve a perfect IB score. The students come from the English Schools Foundation’s ESF Island School, ESF King George V School, ESF Sha Tin College and ESF South Island School...
Meet Hong Kong's Perfect Scoring IB Students
By Carli Allan
Do your children attend a Hong Kong school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.

Hong Kong’s largest education group, the English Schools Foundation (ESF), had 15 top scorers among its cohort of IBDP students in the 2017-18 academic year. It’s an incredible achievement, and one that helped them to an average well above the Hong Kong's score of 35.96.

More: The school round-up - IBDP results so far!

In 2016-17 there were just 278 students who achieved the top score of 45, which is just 0.44% of all candidates worldwide. 

We talk to 2018's top scorers from ESF Island School, ESF King George V School and ESF Sha Tin College – to find out how active studying, a good work-life balance, time management and supportive friends are key to success. They also told us that the IB is not just about scoring points – it’s about developing critical thinking skills, becoming resilient and organised, and finding your own areas of interests.

Next page: Meet Julia Mulroony!

Latest Hong Kong articles
Courses & Curricula

New! Two US Schools Now Offer the IBDP

The IB Diploma Programme is the most widely offered pre-university qualification offered …


8 Awesome Ideas to End the School Year

It’s nearly 12 months since we waved off students in virtual graduation ceremonies …

Courses & Curricula

IB DP '21: Exams Start for South East Asia Students

It’s yet another unprecedented year for IB students. Last year, all IB exams were c…

Secondary Schools

Replace A Levels with Baccalaureate, Thinktank

A levels should be abolished and replaced with a three-year baccalaureate, says a new rep…


HK$500m Package for Families Moving to UK

Families moving from Hong Kong to the UK under a new visa scheme will benefit from a &pou…

School Fees

Many Schools Freeze Fees for 2021, But Not All...

After a year of on-off school closures, the English Schools Foundation (ESF), Hong Kong&r…

Best School

Cool School Libraries from Around the World

International school libraries look very different today. The rows of long tables, antiqu…

Courses & Curricula

International Schools in the UAE

Many parents will know that private school choices in the UAE are dominated by Indian, Br…

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All