Students at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) received outstanding results in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
ISKL’s Head of School, Mr. Rami Madani described the school’s results as “a testament to the hard work, resilience, and determination of its 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 per cent pass rate. Worldwide averages (not currently released by the IB) are typically around 32 points and an 85 per cent pass rate).
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 one per cent of IBDP candidates globally. A further six students scored 44 points and 32 per cent of students scored 40 or more points, results that typically place students in the top 10 per cent of worldwide IB Diploma scores. 20 per cent 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 per cent 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 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.
Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a center of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,500 students aged 3-18 years representing more than 65 nationalities at its campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice. The curriculum recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s purpose to prepare our students for life itself, as we believe in the importance of helping students to shape their own paths, supporting them in discovering their passions, developing their competencies, and having an ethical impact on the world.
ISKL is accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There is a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.