The International Baccalaureate (IB) announced its May 2018 Diploma Programme (DP) results on 5 July. 165,752 IB Diploma students across the globe received their results including 18 graduating students at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) in the Class of 2018.
GEMS (Singapore)’s IBDP results show that our students have done extremely well, with an average score of 31.33 points, above the May 2018 global average of 29.78.
The success of our students has resulted in the majority being offered places at leading universities around the world. Our graduates will take up study in courses at some of the UK’s, US and Canadian top universities, as well as specialist career-focused programmes in Europe like Ecole Hotelier Lausanne, Les Roches and the world-famous Savannah College of Arts and Design.
GEMS (Singapore) made 32 separate applications to UK colleges this year. Of these an astonishing 31 out of 32 resulted in conditional offers from universities such as University College London, King’s College London, Durham, Warwick, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle.
Congratulating students on their achievement, Richard Henry, Head of School said, “We are very proud of our first IBDP graduating cohort. Thanks to our experienced, passionate and energising educators our graduates were prepared and successful in achieving their goals. I wish them all the very best in their next steps in life, which includes attending some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Congratulations.”
In Singapore, around 1,360 students sit the IB Diploma examinations each May (source: IB Diploma Statistical Bulletin, May 2017).
We wish them all the best for the future.
The IB Diploma is an internationally recognised two-year pre-university course. To gain a full Diploma, students are required to study a minimum of six subjects (at least three at ‘Higher Level’) as well as complete the ‘DP Core’. The Core aims to broaden the students’ educational experience and provide opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and develop their skills, and is made up of three elements: a Theory of Knowledge course, a 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice and completion of an individual CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) project.