SINGAPORE: Of the 1,640 students who took the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations in Singapore in November 2015, 97.7 per cent passed, with 48 scoring the maximum possible 45 points, according to the IB foundation.
Students will receive their results "over the coming days", said the IB.
The average total points score in Singapore was 38.5, compared to the global average of 30.98. A total of 81 students worldwide got perfect scores, meaning that 59 per cent of those with maximum marks in the November examinations came from Singapore.
More than 11,763 students worldwide took the November exams, up 9 per cent from the previous year.
For the whole of 2015, more than 580,780 examination papers were processed in 79 languages, making it the largest number of exams conducted at the IB since the introduction of the Diploma Programme in 1968.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation, with more than 1.3 million IB students attending about 4,500 schools in 147 countries. About 470 schools in Asia Pacific offer the Diploma Programme.