SINGAPORE: The 1,849 students who took the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations in Singapore in November 2016 performed strongly, with 97.32 per cent passing and 57 scoring the maximum possible 45 points, according to the IB foundation.
In a press release, the IB foundation said that schools in the Asia Pacific will receive their students' results for the November 2016 exams on Wednesday (Jan 4).
Out of 94 perfect scores in the examinations globally for this session, 93 were from the Asia Pacific region. Singapore accounts for about 61 per cent of the perfect scores worldwide.
This is comparable to the island-state's performance in previous years. In the November 2015 examinations, 97.7 per cent of students passed and the 48 perfect scores from Singapore accounted for about 59 per cent of those who achieved the maximum marks.
The average total score in Singapore was 38.27, higher than the global average of 29.21 and the Asia Pacific average of 34.82.
More than 14,070 students worldwide took the November exams, up 15 per cent from the previous year. For the whole of 2016, 161,344 students received their IB diplomas, 6 per cent more than 2015.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation, with more than 1.3 million IB students attending about 4,580 schools in 150 countries and territories. About 508 schools in the Asia Pacific offer the Diploma Programme.
Thinking of what's next after IB Diploma?
The Foundation in Social Sciences, Business and Law programme, awarded by University of Birmingham, is now offered at SIM Global Education (SIM GE) for October 2017 intake.
Join us at the upcoming Parent Info Session on 7 Jan (Sat) at SIM to hear more!
Parent Info Session – Foundation Pathway to a Business,
Law or Social Sciences undergraduate degree in the UK
Date: 7 January, 2017 (Sat)
Time: 10am to 11am
Speaker: Dr Stephen Minchin, Academic Director of Birmingham International Academy
Venue: Blk A, Level 3, A.3.01, SIM Headquarters (next to atrium’s lifts)
Programme Website: click here
For Registration: Click here
About University of Birmingham
Birmingham, founded in 1900, is one of the largest university in the UK, offering degrees across a wide range of disciplines. It is a major centre of research and academic study with an established international reputation for excellence and numbers 11 Nobel Prize winners amongst its staff and alumni. It is ranked 82th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17).
About the Programme
The successful completion of the nine-month full-time programme will grant students progression to the University’s home campus in the UK to study a range of undergraduate programmes in Law, Business or Social Sciences. It is designed to provide students with relevant subject-specific knowledge and skills to prepare for an undergraduate at Birmingham. Progression requirements apply.
About the Programme Undergraduate Pathways at Birmingham
Sports School golfer among the top scorers as IB exam results show diversity of talent http://str.sg/4P2h