Message from the IBDP Coordinator

Mr Phillip Weatherup

Message from the IBDP Coordinator

The IBDP at Sri KDU International School is an exciting way to build upon a student's secondary education. Whether they have qualifications in IGCSEs or through the MYP or SPM programmes, the IB Diploma Programme is simply one of the best foundations for universities worldwide. 
At Sri KDU International School, we provide personalised teaching and learning that really enables students to develop themselves as learners, meeting the requirements of the IB Learner Profile and achieving some of the highest IBDP scores in Malaysia. In the latest IBDP results announced in July 2021, our students achieved a 37.6 - point average and our three year average is 37 points, both exceeding the world average of 33.02 points. We had four students who scored 40 or more points. We had a 100% pass rate; 88.96 - world average and our average points score was 5.95 compared the world average of 5.19. These are remarkable achievements considering that our students study the most difficult academic subject options available. Our teachers are experts in their fields and are a mixture of expatriate and extremely experienced local staff which ties in well with the school philosophy of “Malaysian Hearts, Global Minds.” Capping the cohort size at 25 in each year group also gives teachers the opportunity to deliver differentiated learning that caters to the needs of individual students, something which is essential at the IBDP level. It also creates a smaller family atmosphere which is what makes running the IB programme at SKISS such a pleasure for me as the coordinator.  
Be it completing a 4000-word research paper on a subject of their choice in the Extended Essay or questioning the nature of the knowledge they encounter in Theory of Knowledge lessons, the IBDP challenges and extends our students. Traditionally high achievers, students at SKISS really have their learning taken to the next level by their expert teachers and their peers. 
Outside the classroom, the students are responsible for completing the Creativity, Activity and Service part of the IBDP which really enables them to develop as people in the wider community. One of the largest projects that we have been supporting since 2018 has been fundraising to help support the TREAK Community in Cambodia, something that enables the students to empathise with those who are less fortunate than themselves. 
Attending Sri KDU International School really does give students a global perspective through world-class education and it is quite simply an excellent preparation for university anywhere in the world.

IBDP Coordinator