Outstanding International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Results for ISKL

Students at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) performed exceptionally well in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

The director of the ISKL 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 difficult circumstances of the past two years”.

ISKL is unique in the flexibility of its high quality products High school academic programs, offering both the IB Diploma program and the ISKL Pursuits program which gives students the opportunity to combine individual IB, AP and High School Diploma courses to create their own program of studies. ISKL’s flexible curriculum allows students to tailor their study choices to suit their post-secondary ambitions around the world.

ISKL is the oldest IB World School Malaysia and continued its long-standing tradition of surpassing the global average IB Diploma score with students achieving an average of 36.2 points and a pass rate of 98%. World averages (not currently published by the IB) are generally around 32 points and a pass rate of 85%).

Two ISKL students were among the top students in the world to achieve a perfect score of 45 points, which puts them in what is usually the top percent of IBDP applicants globally. Six other students scored 44 points and 32% of students scored 40 points or more, results that typically put students in the top 10% of IB Diploma scores globally. 20% of students graduated bilingually in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

ISKL students taking Advanced Placement (AP) have also achieved remarkable results. The mean ISKL AP subject score was 4 out of 5 possible points. 70% of ISKL’s AP applicants scored 4 or 5, which by AP standards represent highly qualified or extremely qualified students, respectively. AP exam results can lead to credit or advanced placement, or both, at the majority of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Madani said, “Whether it is academics, sports, performance, arts, services or sustainability, ISKL offers every student the opportunity to explore their passions, develop their skills and shape their path as a global citizen in an inclusive and caring environment. We are so proud of their accomplishments and look forward to the contributions they will make to creating a better world.

He also attributed the school’s success to the support and dedication of its IB/AP coordinator, Ms. Ebony Manning, and her team of highly experienced teachers, counselors and administrators, including the high school’s principal, Jeff Farrington, who received the US-based national award. Principal of the Year Award from the Association for Secondary School Principals in 2021. realize their potential,” Madani said.

The success of ISKL’s high school program in enabling graduates to take advantage of global higher education opportunities is reflected in the more than 400 offers and acceptances the class of 2022 received from universities in 19 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States Students have also applied or will apply to universities in Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.

Founded in 1965, the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become a center of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a coeducational, private and non-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,500 students aged 3 to 18 representing over 65 nationalities at its campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

ISKL offers a strong international curriculum that combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practices. The program recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s goal of preparing our students for life itself, as we believe in the importance of helping students to shape their own path, helping them discover their passions, develop their skills, and having an ethical impact on the world.

ISKL is accredited internationally by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and in the United States by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Emphasis is on service and sustainability in all of its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.


This content is provided by The Society of the International School of Kuala Lumpur.

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