School’s first batch of candidates rakes in 99.7-per cent pass rate
Of the 357
This gave the school an overall pass rate of 99.7 per cent.
More than half of the students (54 per cent) scored 40 points and above.
The feat was even more laudable as this was the first time that
According to Dr Ong Teck Chin, Principal of
Students with 38 to 42 points are eligible to apply for courses in Oxbridge. Other
Students with IB Diploma of 40 points and above are eligible for the Ivy League universities in the
Australian universities accept students with points of 24 and above pending popularity of the course, and specific requirements may be applicable for certain courses.
Some 5,500 students around the world took the IB examinations last November.
The IB programme, which was started in
The nine who aced the perfect score are Kevin Tan, Matthew Lee, Clement Tan, Colin Chan, Jeremy Choo, Yeo Yao Wen, Samuel Chan, Charleen Chan and Elsa Goh.
Perhaps the most remarkable of the “Super Nine” is Samuel, who braved surgery and treatment for cancer in the first half of last year, studied at home, and took the examinations gamely. The son of Ms Lim Soo Hoon, Permanent Secretary (Public Service Division) and Mr Chan Yew Fook, Samuel described the struggle with his illness and studies as a “faith journey”, and thanked God first for his success before acknowledging the support of his family, teachers and friends.
Principal Dr Ong, while expressing great joy at the results, also thanked God for His guidance. He said: “We would like to acknowledge the blessings and guidance of God Almighty with whom we have found favour. We are truly thankful to God for His bountiful blessings to the school. We want to attribute all our success to Him. To God Be the Glory.”
He also acknowledged the “tremendous efforts” put in by the staff in preparing for the programme and the students for the IB examinations. Hard work and training, time and resources put in by the school have been well rewarded, he added.
Mr Tan Wah Thong, Chairman of the
“The inspiring Scotsman Eric Lidell (1902-45), Olympic gold medalist and missionary to