I am happy to announce that this year Sri KDU International School is able to publish the highest cohort average for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The students have been awarded an average point score of 37.0 out of 45 points which is an excellent achievement by our students. This leaves our 3 year average at 35.7 and the world average is 29.9. 2020 is of course a unique year in education and this average score is the result of much debate and analysis by the IBO. These scores are based on the Internal Assessments that the students submitted in March and they usually account for 20% of the grade for Higher Level and 25% of the grade for Standard Level. This year after much debate and appealing from schools around the world the IBO decided to use the scores that the students achieved for their Internal Assessments for their final grades. Ultimately this is a fair way to assess the students as their grades are based on their own individual achievements.
This year 5 of our students scored 40 points or more. They were Kelly Pua (41) Sasheena Monerasinghe (41), Cheong Yun Li, (40) Thong Pei Cheng (40) and Choi Min Seong (40). These are all outstanding scores that have seen them be accepted into some fantastic universities.
Kelly Pua will be studying Law at the London School of Economics and Sasheena Monerasinghe will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Warwick. Our two valedictorians have led the way at SKISS for a number of years, Sasheena was the Head Girl in Year 11 and Kelly was the Deputy Head Girl. They will be fantastic ambassadors for the school and I am sure they will achieve highly at University.
A number of the other graduates will also be studying abroad this year. Tan Yen Zhen (36) will be moving to the University of British Columbia in Canada to study Chemistry and Isaac Yeoh Chen Jyhun (39) will be studying Maths and Computer Science at the University of Washington in Seattle. It is great testament to our learners that they have achieved so highly and are destined to study and some of the best universities in the world. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best for the future and to go well in all their future endeavours.
Mr Edward Baxter