SINGAPORE has kept up its strong performance at the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations.
Forty-one candidates were awarded the perfect score of 45 in the exams in November last year - one better than the year before.
A total of 1,370 students from Singapore took the exams. Almost all candidates -97.90 per cent - passed the exams. They scored 36.50 points on average, higher than the global average of 30.01.
An overview of the results was released by the Swiss-based International Baccalaureate Organisation on Friday.
But students here will have to wait till Sunday to check their results online.
Schools here that offer the IB programme including Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and School of the Arts.
The IB diploma is more broad-based than the A levels, requiring students to take six subjects and Theory of Knowledge, a course that combines philosophy, religion and logical reasoning. It is also compulsory to take a second language. In addition, students must undertake research, write a 4,000-word essay and take part in a community service project.