[UPDATE - 4.30pm, Friday, July 7]
Eight students from Sha Tin College, four from King George V School, two from West Island School and one from the French International School and South Island School each were awarded the maximum score of 45 points.
[UPDATE - 5.45pm, Thursday, July 6]
One student from German Swiss International School got a perfect IB score, and five other students scored 44 points.
[UPDATE - 4.40pm, Thursday, July 6]
One student from Diocesan Boys’ School got a perfect IB score, and five other students scored 44 points.
The wait was over this week for International Baccalaureate (IB) students, who found out their results on Thursday. A number of local students achieved a top score of 45, including candidates from St. Paul’s Co-educational College. One student from Canadian International School (CDNIS) got a perfect IB score, and six students from Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) scored 44 points.
Six students from St. Paul’s Co-educational College achieved 45 points, including Jasmine Chu Pui-yan, Tiffany Tang Ka-yan, Eva Wu Sitong, Gigi Lam, Jason Lo Chun-yin and Adrian Kwong Chun-hei. Tiffany received the Jardine Scholarship Award 2017 and she would study law at Cambridge University. Adrian said he would study history and politics at Oxford University, and Pui-yan was considering studying medicine. This is the fifth year the college has held the IB programme.
CDNIS reported an average of 36.5 points among its 133 students. Perfect scorer, Nicole Hon, was excited about her results. She was considering studying medicine at the University of Hong Kong or the University of Toronto, Canada. “The results were very unexpected I would say. My school’s IB coordinator called me during dinner last night and my whole family was in shock,” she said.
Nicole told Young Post on Thursday that she had tried her best in her exams, and tried to follow the mantra of American actor Mel Brooks: “Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We’re unrehearsed.”
Meanwhile, six students from VSA achieved 44 points. One of them was Katrina Hung Kin-ting. “I’m definitely happy and overwhelmed when I received the results. I didn’t expect it. I’m grateful for my parents and teachers.”
Katrina planned to study law at the London School of Economics. She said regular exercise played a vital role in helping her study. Activities such as meditation, hiking, running and rock climbing are physically and mentally demanding, she said, so they were beneficial to her academic performance.
To achieve the maximum mark of 45, students have to obtain a score of seven in all six major subjects, in addition to securing three extra points in both the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.