IB results in Singapore: The Big Roundup

In the IB results for the 2016-17 academic year, Singapore’s international schools have achieved higher than the global average score
IB results in Singapore: The Big Roundup
By Carli Allan
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Singapore’s international schools have achieved some of the highest average IB scores in the world. The average IB score worldwide is 29 points, and in Singapore the majority of international schools scored considerably higher than this. Tanglin Trust School was one of the top performing schools with an average score of 39.

The two-year IBDP programme is currently offered at 24 local and international schools in Singapore; schools offering the IBDP from 2017 will include Dover Court International School and GEMS World Academy.

Schools with a calendar academic year from January to December sit the exam in November (results are released in January), while those operating from August to June take the exams in May (results are released in July).


International schools (Nov 2016 exams)
A total of 1,849 students in Singapore’s local and international schools sat the IB exam in November 2016. Singapore continued its strong performance in the IBDP, and of the 123 students who obtained the maximum possible 45 points, 57 were from Singapore. The average score of Singapore’s students was 38.27 – substantially higher than the global IB average of 28.9.

Singapore’s top performing international school was St Joseph’s Institution (International) where the average score was 37.2 points, 32% of its students scored 40 points or above, and one student achieved the maximum score. This was closely followed by Hwa Chong International School (HCIS), which achieved an average score of 37 points; 34% scored at least 40 points and two students scored 45.

At the Anglo Chinese School (International), there was a 99% pass rate and the average score was 35, with 18% of students scoring 40 points or more. One student scored the top score of 45 points. The Australian International School (AIS) had a 100% pass rate, an average score of 34.5 and a top score of 45.

International Schools (May 2017 exams)
The global average for the IB exams taken in May 2017 was 29.95, and once again Singapore students came out strong. Singapore’s top performing school was Tanglin Trust School where the average score was 39 points and 23% scored 42 points or above. There was 100% pass rate.

NPS International School achieved its best IB results yet with another high average score of 38. Four students from the class of 2017 celebrated a maximum score of 45, and 39% of students achieved 40 or more points. At Dulwich College International, the cohort returned an average score of 37 and one in three students achieved 40 points or more.

At Global Indian International School Queenstown (GIIS) the average score was 36; 61% students scored 35 and above and there were two students who achieved the maximum score. The fourth cohort of United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) East Campus graduated with an average score of 36.7. The school had a 98% pass rate, and 30% of students achieved 40 points or above.

The Canadian International School (CIS) had an average score of 33 and a 97% pass rate, with one top scoring student. The German European School Singapore (GESS) had a 100% pass rate and an average score of 33.

2016-17 results were not available for Nexus International School Singapore (NISS), ISS International School Preston, Chatsworth International School (Orchard), Hillside World Academy, the Overseas Family School and Stamford American International School.

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