Students in Singapore have scored well above the global average in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Just over 2,100 students from eight international and private schools in Singapore sat the IBDP exams last November; there was a 98% pass rate and an average score of 38.49 compared to the global average of 28.58.
Students schools including Australian International School (AIS), Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), the School of the Arts (SOTA), St Joseph's Institution (International), and Hwa Chong International School (HCIS), received their results last week.
At SOTA, students scored an average of 39 points, and 72 students scored 40 points and above. And the cohort of 189 students at St Joseph's Institution (International) achieved an average score of 36.3 and a 99.5% pass rate.
At ACS(I), 357 of its cohort of 444 students scored 40 points and above, with 268 scoring 42-45. The school celebrated an average score of 41.5 points out of 45. And HCIS' cohort of 135 students scored 36.1 points on average. Three students scored 44, and 35 achieved a score of 40 or above.
The November IBDP cohort has increased by 11% since 2017, and more than 181,000 exam papers were processed in 16 languages. According to the IB Organisation, there were 38 perfect scorers in Singapore.
Students at a further 17 schools in Singapore study the IBDP but sit their exams in May. Click here for the results for the May 2018 cohort.