Live: Singapore IB Diploma 2021 Results

Despite the upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IB's dual route option of exam or non-examined assessments has seen a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score. WhichSchoolAdvisor rounds up the May 2021 IB Diploma and Career-related Programme scores for Singapore's local and international schools...
Live: Singapore IB Diploma 2021 Results
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IB students at GIIS SMART Campus celebrate an average score of 38.52

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After another turbulent year for education, the IB results for the 2020-21 academic year are in – and students at international schools in Singapore are celebrating an average score of 37.69, well above the global average of 32.99.

Students at international schools in Singapore received their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) results today (July 6) following another disruptive year in education due to Covid-19. Whilst most UK exam boards cancelled in-school examinations this summer, the International Baccalaureate Organisation took the decision this year to offer schools a dual route option: written examinations, where they could be administered safely, or a non-exam route using a combination of internal assessment coursework and teacher-predicted grades, where they could not.

A total of 170,660 students worldwide took the IBDP or IBCP this year. 104,275 were in the non-exam route and 65,576 in the exam route (and 809 were split between both routes). The number of students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was 87,307 compared to 86,657 last May.

In Singapore, 22 IB schools were able to administer the exams in Singapore, while four were unable to administer the exams; both routes were implemented "due to the impact of Covid-19, local restrictions, and adverse circumstances".

  • Singapore's average IBDP score is 37.69 which surpasses the global average; it is also 1.8% higher than last year’s Singapore average of 34.52 points
  • A total of 59 students in Singapore achieved the highest score of 45
  • The total number of top scorers with 45 points has risen globally to 1,155 – three times that of last year's 339
  • Number of students receiving their IB results in Singapore this year is 1,679, compared to 1,663 last year
  • Global average IBDP score is 32.99, a 1.6% rise on the average score of 31.34 in May 2020
  • Singapore's pass rate is 97.9%; the global pass rate is 88% (85% in May 2020)
  • 42.8% of students achieved 40-plus points
  • Singapore's IBDP average grade is 5.9, higher than the global average of 5.19

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

Despite all the upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IB's dual route option of exam or non-exam assessments has seen a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score. Commenting on the IB's global results, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said:

"A key responsibility of the IB this year has been to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by the pandemic, including in their applications to university and higher education. The many changes we have made to this summer’s session are part of this commitment to ensure students are not affected by the hugely challenging circumstances in which they have been learning."

The two-year IBDP programme is currently offered at 26 local and international schools in Singapore; the IBCP is offered at just two schools. 

In Singapore, the IBDP is taken at the following international schools in May: Canadian International School, Chatsworth International School (Bukit Timah Campus), Dover Court International School, XCL World Academy, GESS, GIIS SMART Campus, Hillside World Academy, ISS International School Singapore (High School), Nexus, NPS International School, Overseas Family School, Stamford American International School, Tanglin Trust School, United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Dover and East Campuses.

This year marks the first IB results for EtonHouse International School (Orchard) and OWIS (Nanyang).

Some Singapore schools follow a January to December calendar and sit the IBDP exams in November. These include St Joseph’s Institution International, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Australian International School, Hwa Chong International School (HCIS), Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah, School of The Arts Singapore (SOTA),Singapore Sports School (SSP), St Joseph's Institution and ACS (International) Singapore.

Please refer back to this feature for more results as they come in...

Read more:
Where to Study the IB in Singapore?
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IB Results Roundup 2021

Tanglin Trust School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
40.7 100% 45 3   100% 100% 4

Tanglin Trust School, which is typically among the top three international schools in Singapore for the IB, has an average score of 40.7 points out of 45. This is a record-breaking average for the school (last year was 39.1) and well above the world average (32.99 this year). 

100% of the cohort achieved 35 points or more. Three students celebrated the top score of 45 points, nine students achieved 44 points, and 26 students scored 42 points or more; 83% of the cohort scored a very high 38 points or more. 



NPS International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
41.5   45 13 70%      

NPS International School celebrated a very high average score of 41.5 points, four points higher than last year's average of 37. Thirteen students have achieved a perfect 45 points, and 70% of the cohort scored 40 points and above.

XCL World Academy

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
35 100% 44   20%     38%

XCL World Academy has reported an average score of 35 points and a 100% pass rate. Students at the school (formerly known as GEMS World Academy) achieved a top score of 44 points, one point away from the perfect 45. Furthermore, 20% of graduates achieved a score of 40 points and above, and 38% of received a Bilingual IB Diploma, which "reflects the School’s beliefs in raising intercultural awareness by letting students share and celebrate their unique sense of self and cultural identities".



GIIS SMART Campus

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
38.82   45 16 54% 80%    

GIIS SMART Campus has achieved an average score of 38.82 grade points with 54% students graduating with a score above the 40 point mark. With 16 students getting perfect scores of 45/45 and nine students receiving near-perfect scores of 44/45, this year’s IB results were record-breaking for GIIS.



Nexus International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus
37 100% 44   40%    

Nexus International School, Singapore's cohort achieved an average score of 37; the highest score was 44/45 and 40% of students achieved 40-plus points. A high number – 44% – received a Bilingual IB Diploma - this is only awarded to learners who demonstrate extensive proficiency in two languages during the Diploma Programme.

Canadian International School (Lakeside)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus
37.9 100% 45 5 37% 74.4%  

Canadian International School have announced that this year's average score was 37.9, and the pass rate was 100%; 24% of the cohort passed with the Bilingual Diploma. 

UWCSEA (Dover campus)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
39.3 99.1%     56%     10.2%

UWCSEA (East campus)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
39.2 100%     55.1%     23.4%

Students at the UWCSEA Dover and UWCSEA East campuses scored well above the global average, with average scores of 39.3 and 39.2 respectively. The school had a cohort of 574 students across the two campuses.

Dover Court International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
36 100% 44   15%     2

The IB cohort of 20 students at Dover Court achieved an average score of 36 points with a 100% pass rate. Two students achieved 44 out of 45 possible points, and two qualified for the Bilingual Diploma in English and Japanese; 15% achieved more than 40 points.

Dover Court's Principal Simon Mann said:

"It has been a very unusual year and these results are a reflection on the exceptional community of learners at Dover Court. The students have excelled through their commitment and hard work, coupled with the outstanding support of an excellent group of teachers, leaders and support staff. We were already exceptionally proud of the way these students have managed the complications of Covid and these achievements are the icing on the cake."

Dulwich College (Singapore)

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
39.7 100% 45   54%      

At Dulwich College (Singapore), the IB cohort of May 2021 achieved what the school described as "a phenomenal average point score of 39.7" (last year's was 37) and 100% pass rate. 100% of students obtained their first choice of university for 2020.

"They managed multiple deadlines, balancing study with commitments to CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), leading and being role-models for other students in the College, all whilst navigating an uncertain world (and a global pandemic!)."

Stamford American International School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
35 100%     20%     29%

The May 2021 cohort at Stamford American International School achieved the school’s highest scores ever on this year’s IB exams with an average score of 35, three points higher than a year ago; 29% of students achieved the bilingual IB diploma.

Superintendent Mark Wenzel said:

“This is a fantastic result. Hats off to our students, high school faculty, principal Ocki Fernandes, and diploma programme coordinator Amit Khanna. It’s a reflection of tremendous work by all.”

Overseas Family School

Average score Pass rate Highest score Top scorers 40 points plus 35 points plus 30 points plus Bilingual diploma
37 95.8% 45 5 33.3%      

The IB Diploma 2021 cohort at Overseas Family School (OFS) celebrated an average score of 37 and had five top scorers. 

Next: Singapore IB Results Table 2021

IB Results Table 2021

School Average score 2021 Average score 2020 Size of cohort Pass rate Highest score 40 points plus 35 points plus Average grade
ACS (International) Singapore (Nov cohort) 35.7 (Jan 2021) 35.3     45      
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Nov cohort) 41.8 (Jan 2021) 41.8            
Australian International School (Nov cohort) 34 (Jan 2021) NP     44      
Canadian International School 37.9 35   100% 45 37% 74.4%  
Chatsworth International School   36            
Dover Court International School 36 37 20 100% 44 15%    
Dulwich College (Singapore) 39.7 37   100% 45 54%    
EtonHouse International School (Orchard)   First IB results 2021            
GESS 35 NP   100% 44 15%    
GIIS SMART Campus 38.82 36     45 54% 80% 6.1
Hillside World Academy NP NP            
Hwa Chong International (Nov cohort) 37 (Jan 2021) NP 144 99.3% 44      
ISS International School Singapore    32.4            
Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah (Nov cohort) 34.8 (Jan 2021) First IB results 2021 25 100% 42      
Nexus 37 34   100% 44 40%    
NPS International School 41.5 37.9   100% 45 70%    
Overseas Family School 37 33.9   95.8% 45 33.3%   5.86
OWIS   First IB results 2021            
School of The Arts Singapore (Nov cohort) 38.7 (Jan 2021) NP 157 100%        
Singapore Sports School (Nov cohort) 42 (Jan 2021) NP 22 100% 44      
SJI International (Nov cohort) 38 (Jan 2021) 37.7            
St Francis Methodist Church (Nov cohort) NP NP            
St Joseph's Institution (Nov cohort) 41 (Jan 2021) NP 272 99%   71%    
Stamford American International School 35 32   100%   20%    
Tanglin Trust School 40.7 39.1   100% 45   100%  
UWCSEA, Dover Campus 39.3 37.3 318 99.1%   56% 85%  
UWCSEA, East Campus 39.2 36.2 256 100%   55.1% 84%  
XCL World Academy, Singapore 35 NP   100% 44 20%    

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