Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students have once again surpassed global and regional standards with an average score of 35 points (equivalent to A level grades of A*A*A). This far exceeds the world average of 29.7 and the Asia Pacific average of 33.
Of the 62 IB candidates, 13 achieved scores over 40 points, representing 21% of the IB cohort, which is more than twice the global average of 10%. Four MCM students shared the highest score of 43/45 points and have been offered places in prestigious universities around the world. Yasmin Abdul Razak declined an offer from Oxford and will study Liberal Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; Adrianna Adam Malik plans to study International Management at King’s College; Nannarelle Hundertmark will read Medicine at the University of Groningen; and Sophia Ho plans to take Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of St Andrews.
Mr Alan Stevens, Master of the College, said: “We are thrilled by the success of our girls and boys. These results are a richly deserved reward for their ambition, hard work and resilience in what was a most demanding year. Their beaks (teachers) have inspired and taught them well and that is why at Marlborough everyone completes the IB: we do not reserve the best school qualification in the world only for perceived high achievers. Yet we do not have a highly selective intake because we believe that everyone can succeed, so the stellar achievements of these young men and women owe everything to the synergy that they and their teachers have created here. We salute them all.”
Marlborough’s Class of 2020 will be headed to global 100 ranked universities with most offers coming from the Russell Group. Popular choices include Imperial College, University College London, King’s College and the London School of Economics. Ivy League universities, and Melbourne and Monash in Australia have also made offers to MCM candidates.
Marlborough offers one of the broadest ranges of IB Diploma subjects in the region, allowing Sixth Form candidates to tailor their curriculum and indulge their strengths within a strong and coherent overall programme. This explains the breadth of undergraduate courses which MCM candidates will embark on from natural sciences, humanities and languages to medicine, law, architecture, engineering and fine art.
Marlborough’s Sixth Form students benefit from authentic challenges to the intellect and the character, and a programme that aims to prepare them intellectually, socially and morally for independent living, success and genuine happiness.