The 2018 CBSE Grade 12 results have been released and students at Singapore’s Global Indian International School (GIIS) are celebrating.
GIIS’ Queenstown campus recorded an all-time high average score of 88.1% compared to 83.8% in 2017. Five students got a perfect score of 100 marks in four different subjects including maths, chemistry, economics and PE, while 52.4% of the cohort scored 90% and above.
Three international schools in Singapore offer the CBSE – GIIS Queenstown, NPS International School and Yuvabharathi International School. NPS International School and Yuvabharathi International School have not yet published their results.
The Global Indian International School (GIIS) is one of the biggest school groups offering the CBSE outside India. The Queenstown campus is an all-through school taking students from two to 19 years, and it offers CBSE Classes 1 to 12 to a predominantly Indian student population.
There are three streams under which the students are assessed in CBSE – science, commerce and humanities.
Top scorers at GIIS Queenstown included Chaitanya Baranwal with a score of 97.8% in the science stream, while Nandini Shroff topped the commerce stream with 95.2%. There were 63 students in GIIS’s 2018 Class 12, and five students had perfect scores of 100.
For Indians applying to universities outside India and the US, the CBSE results are the pathway to university admissions. Students first receive a conditional offer, which would become a firm offer based on agreed CBSE marks. Students applying to Indian universities take separate entrance exams depending on the college requirement. US universities give firm offers prior to the exams.
“It is great to see new milestones being crossed, as students score excellent results in the CBSE 12,” said Kamal Gupta, chief operating officer of GIIS. “It is great to see the hard work put in by students, teachers and parents converting in such wonderful results.”
From August 2018, students will start to move from the Queenstown campus to GIIS’ new SMART campus in Punggol.
"As GIIS moves to its new SMART campus, the excellence in education will only get enhanced," added Gupta.
Class 10 results, another significant CBSE examination that was taken by students in Singapore, are expected by the middle of this week.
About 2.8 million students took the CBSE exam this year, which was held between March to mid-April. Globally, 83% passed this year, up by almost one percent compared to last year.