Results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams were recently released and as in previous years, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) outperformed the worldwide average by over five points with a Diploma average of 35.3 points. The worldwide IB Diploma average was 29.6 points.
Perfect scores achieved
Four students were among 213 students worldwide to achieve a perfect score of 45 points, while another scored 44 points, placing them in the top one percent of IBDP candidates worldwide. Twenty two percent of ISKL candidates scored 40 or more points, placing them in the top 10 percent of worldwide results. On top of this, 22 percent of students who undertook the programme earned a Bilingual Diploma.
ISKL is the longest running IB World School in Malaysia with over 1,400 students graduating over the last 28 years with an IB Diploma at a 96 percent pass rate. Mr Michael Ortiz, ISKL’s International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinator said, “With a worldwide pass rate consistently around 80 percent, whether with a minimum 24 or maximum 45, earning the IB Diploma is an accomplishment to be celebrated. This year, 91 percent of our candidates earned the IB Diploma, representing 100 students. Through hard work, perseverance, and commitment to taking on challenges and new experiences, we celebrate each one and his or her success in a formidable academic programme.”
Advanced Placement (AP) results
Advanced Placement is a College Board programme offering college-level courses and examinations for high school students, and this year saw ISKL students scoring either a 4.0 or 5.0. These scores represent students who are ‘very well qualified’ or ‘extremely well qualified’ according to AP standards.
This is one of the key factors that sets ISKL apart – offering students the flexibility of taking the two-year IBDP or combining individual IB, AP and High School Diploma courses. By enabling students to customise their education programme based on their individual interests, abilities and university aspirations, ISKL offers a unique academic experience.
Mr Ortiz notes that the flexibility of ISKL’s High School curriculum “ensures our students are best placed to apply to their universities of choice, in their countries of choice. ISKL graduates are in demand all over the world. The Class of 2019 received more than 400 acceptances from over 200 international universities, in 14 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, Korea and Hong Kong.”