Singapore students achieve strong results in IB exams

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). (PHOTO: Facebook)
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). (PHOTO: Facebook)

Students in Singapore who took the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations in November 2016 have performed well, with over 97 per cent of the local 1,849 candidates passing the exam and 57 students achieving perfect scores.

According to a Channel NewsAsia report on Thursday (5 January), the Republic’s perfect scorers made up 61 per cent of the 94 perfect scorers from around the globe.

Forty-eight of the island’s perfect scorers – just over half of the global total – came from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).

A statement on the school’s website said of the 417 students who took the exam last year, 347 (83.2 per cent) scored 40 points and above – out of a maximum possible score of 45. The school’s average score of 41.84 was on par with its previous cohort’s performance.

Students from Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) and St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) also saw strong results, with students from the former achieving an average score of 36.7 points and those from the latter averaging 41.5 points. HCIS saw 33 per cent of its students scoring at least 40 points, while SJI saw 84 of its students doing the same.

Singapore’s national average score in the 2016 IB diploma exams was 38.27 points, significantly higher than the global average of 29.21 points. A total of 14,071 students worldwide took the IB exams in November 2016.