Singapore: January 2023 IB Results

Students in Singapore have received the latest International Baccalaureate Diploma results. We will be adding individual results for schools to this report as they are released to us...
Singapore: January 2023 IB Results
By Carli Allan
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Results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) are in for over 2,000 students at Singapore local and international schools and institutions.

Singapore students are celebrating an average score of 39.48, marginally lower than last year's average of 40.6 and well above the global average of 30.91. There are 55 students who achieved the top score of 45 out of 120 worldwide, compared to 133 in November 2021.

Read more: Best IB Schools in Singapore, and Why

A total of 2,276 students in Singapore sat their IB exams in November 2022; they are among over 18,174 graduates worldwide who have successfully completed and been awarded the qualifications.

The global average diploma score for the November 2022 session is 30.91 points, lower than the global average of 32.37 in November 2021.

The majority of international schools offering the IB programme in Singapore follow the September to June academic year and sit the exams in May every year. However, there are some schools here that 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.

Read the May 2022 IB Results for Singapore here.


We will publish the results for individual schools as we receieve them...

St. Joseph's Institution International

At St Joseph’s Institution International the Class of 2022 celebrated an average score of 39; in the cohort of 198 students 50.5% of students achieved 40 points or more, and 33% achieved 42 points or more.

One student, Natanya Tan achieved the top score of 45; this was no small feat for Natanya, who is a member of the National Air Rifle Shooting Team and has been representing Singapore in international events alongside her academic studies for the IBDP.

Darryl David, CEO of SJI International, said:

"The Class of 2022 has demonstrated all the attributes of a holistic education that lies at the very heart of SJI International. This cohort has shown resilience and adaptability through the pandemic years, qualities that set the foundations for the academic success reflected in these results. Alongside their academic achievements, these students contributed extensively to the wider life of the school, whether it be through music, sport, or service, they have been an inspiration to watch and it is an honour to celebrate the full breadth of their achievements today."

Roisin Paul, High School Principal, said:

“These are exceptional results from an amazingly talented and hardworking cohort of students. It has been my pleasure to watch them mature into such socially conscientious and responsible young people over the last few years. These results are very much deserved and are the icing on the cake for our students who have had to contend with all the disruption caused by the pandemic. A testament to the commitment of our staff and students who faced adversity with true Lasallian determination and resilience.”

ACS (International) Singapore 

ACS (International) Singapore  students achieved a pass rate of 100% and an average score of 38.04 for the IBDP.  93.6% of students scored above the world average of 30.91, and 44.77% of students achieved a score of 40 or more.

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)’s Class of 2022 achieved 100% pass rate and in the cohort of 440 students, 369 (84%) obtained 40 points and above, while 291 students (66%) achieved a score of between 42 to 45 points. The school's average score was 41.8 points. 

Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) 

Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) 's 2022 IB graduating class of 148 students celebrated an average score of 38.6 points, with 63.9% of the graduating cohort scoring 38 points or more and 49.7% achieving 40 points and above. 15 students attained a score of 44 or 45 points.

Find out who won the WhichSchoolAdvisor (Singapore) Best Schools Award 2022 for Best IB School. Click here.

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.

What does the global average tell us?

As widely anticipated, average scores are starting to return to pre-pandemic levels worldwide; there has been a small drop from the unusually high grades of 2020 and 2021 when coursework and final exams were disrupted by Covid-19. There was a similar trend with the release of the GCSE and A Level results in August 2022.

Exam regulators want to get grades back to 2019 levels; this will not be in one jump (as the IB results reveal) but it will take place over two years or more.

In 2020, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) cancelled all exams worldwide; in 2021, it offered the option of exam or a non-exam route using a combination of internal assessment coursework and teacher-predicted grades. Both years saw a rise in pass rates, average scores, diploma scores and the number of students achieving the top score.

Because of the ongoing pandemic, the IBO extended the option of exam and non-exam routes for May and November 2022. 

To ensure that this year’s grades are fair and continue to take into account the disruption caused by Covid-19, the IBO said that “appropriate grade boundaries will be set for each route, building in generosity that reflects the disruption experienced in teaching and learning around the world”. 

Commenting on the November 2022 results, Olli Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate said:

"It is imperative to remember that in simply getting to this point, IB students have had to show incredible resilience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The global crisis threw up many challenges for them to overcome, and I am proud of every single IB student completing their courses today. For everyone in the IB family, today is a day for both celebration and reflection." 

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