Once again, Singapore’s students have shone on the global stage for their outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma results! A total of 2,276 local and international students from 21 schools in Singapore received their IB results early in January, with 98.8% of students passing the exams.
The biggest achievement comes from Singapore’s number of perfect scorers – Singapore produced 55 perfect scores out of only 120 worldwide. The average IB score in Singapore is 39.5 out of 45, surpassing the global average of 30.9 and also that of Asia Pacific at 35.6.
The results come from students who took the IB diploma exams in November last year, including those in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)), St Joseph’s Institution (SJI), Singapore Sports School, and School of the Arts Singapore.
In ACS(I), the entire cohort of 440 students passed the exams with an average score of 41.8 points. Over 80% of the school’s students achieved 40 points and above. Similarly, all 266 candidates at SJI passed, achieving an average score of 41 points. The percentage of students scoring 40 points and above is 77%.
As with recent years, this round’s IB exams took place amidst many challenges presented by the constant changes triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Majority of IB students managed to return to school to take their exams, although special considerations were made for students who were unable to sit for their exams for valid reasons.
What is the International Baccalaureate?
The IB diploma programme is a 2-year pre-university curriculum that rivals that of the A Levels. In Singapore, it is more common in international schools. The only local schools running the programme are ACS(I), SJI, Singapore Sports School, and School of the Arts Singapore. Find out more about IB subject combinations you can take here.
Managed by an assessment board based in Switzerland, the IB diploma programme places a heavy emphasis on global perspectives in its subjects, along with the aim for holistic development through components like the Creativity, Arts, and Service (CAS) subject, Extended Essay (EE), and Theory of Knowledge (ToK).