At least 34 Hong Kong students have scored the maximim 45 points in this year’s International Baccalaureate (IB), four less that last year’s total. A total of 585 candidates received 40 to 45 points.
A total of 2,284 students from 29 schools across Hong Kong sat the exams, and will receive their results tomorrow or Sunday.
According the IB’s statistics released this evening, the average grade in Hong Kong was 35.99 points, which is about the same as last year, and about six points higher than the global average.
Dr Siva Kumari, the IB’s Director General, says: “I extend heartfelt congratulations to students worldwide receiving their results today. They have shown a thirst for knowledge, a determination to succeed and a conviction in their ability to take on their next best step equipped with high quality preparation."
More than 169,000 students around the world took the IB exams this May, with 210 perfect scorers in total.