Head of School, Mr. Rami Madani described the school’s IB and AP results released in July 2022 as “a testament to the hard work, resilience, and determination of our students, teachers, and administrators, especially after the challenging circumstances of the past couple of years”.
ISKL is unique in the flexibility of its high-quality High School academic programs, offering both the IB Diploma Programme and the ISKL Pursuits Program which give students the opportunity to combine individual IB, AP, and High School Diploma courses to create their own program of study. ISKL’s flexible program enables students to tailor their study choices depending on their post-secondary ambitions worldwide.
ISKL is the longest-running IB World school in Malaysia and continued its long-held tradition of outperforming the worldwide IB Diploma average score with students scoring an average of 36.2 points and achieving a 98% pass rate. Worldwide averages (not currently available) are typically around an average point score of 32 and a pass rate of 85%).
Two students from ISKL were among the very top students worldwide to achieve a perfect score of 45 points, placing them in what is typically the top 1% of IBDP candidates globally. A further six students scored 44 points and 32% of students scored 40 or more points, results that typically place students in the top 10% of worldwide IB Diploma scores. 20% of students earned a Bilingual Diploma in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
ISKL students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses also achieved outstanding results. The average ISKL AP subject score was 4 out of a possible 5 points. 70% of ISKL’s AP candidates scored 4 or 5, which, according to AP standards, represent students who are very well qualified or extremely well qualified respectively. AP exam scores can earn credits or advanced placement, or both, at the majority of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Madani noted, “Whether academic, sporting, performance, arts, service, or sustainability, ISKL offers every student the opportunity to explore their passions, develop their competencies, and shape their path as global citizens in an inclusive and caring environment. We are so proud of their accomplishments and look forward to the contributions they will make to create a better world.”
He also attributed the school’s success to the support and dedication of its IB/AP Coordinator Ms. Ebony Manning, and its team of highly experienced IB teachers, counselors, and administrators including High School Principal Jeff Farrington who was a recipient of the US-based National Association for Secondary School Principals Principal of the Year award in 2021. “We have an outstanding team of international High School educators who are experts in their field and who go above and beyond to help our students fulfill their potential,” said Mr. Madani.
The success of ISKL’s High School program in enabling graduates to take advantage of global higher education opportunities is reflected in the 400 plus offers and acceptances the Class of 2022 has received from universities in 19 countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the U.S.
Students also applied, or will be applying to universities in Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.