ISKL Celebrates Top IBDP Results

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has outperformed the worldwide IB Diploma average score again with four students achieving a perfect score!

Photo: The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Students at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) have once again outperformed the worldwide International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma average score by over five points with a Diploma average of 35.3 points (worldwide average 29.6). Four students from ISKL were among 213 students worldwide to achieve a perfect score of 45 points, and one student scored 44 points placing them in the top one percent of IBDP candidates worldwide. In total, 22 percent of students scored 40 or more points which typically places them in the top ten percent of worldwide results. Twenty two percent of the students who undertook the programme earned a Bilingual Diploma. 

ISKL's academic track record was reinforced by the school’s 2019 Advance Placement (AP) results with 64 percent of ISKL students in AP classes who took the exam in May scoring either 4.0 and 5.0. This represents students who are ‘very well qualified’ or ‘extremely well qualified’ respectively according to the AP standards.

As the longest running IB World School in Malaysia, 1,427 students have graduated from ISKL with an IB Diploma over the past 28 years, representing a ninety-six 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.”

ISKL is one of the only schools in Kuala Lumpur to offer students the flexibility of taking either the two-year IBDP or combining individual IB, AP and High School Diploma courses. Individualisation is the cornerstone of the academic experience at ISKL and enables students to customise their education programme depending on their interests, abilities and university aspirations. The Class of 2019 received more than 400 acceptances from over 200 universities worldwide including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands and Korea. 

Tags: News, IB Programme, AP, ISKL
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