Published on : 2021-01-04

100.0% passes; School’s average IB score: 41.8 points.

Monday 4 January 2021, Singapore: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) students received their results this afternoon in school for the November 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Examination.

Its cohort of 443 students achieved an average score of 41.8 points with 100% passes. 363 (82%) of them obtained 40 points and above, while 273 students (62%) achieved a score of between 42 to 45 points.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) aims to develop students to have breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically1. ACS (Independent) IB students offer six subjects in addition to the three core elements

  • the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS). These three core components aim to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skill

Principal of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Mr Arene Koh, congratulated the students on the completion of their IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). He noted that “despite the disruptions that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our teachers, students, parents and stakeholders rallied together, adapted to the changes and pressed on to offer a holistic educational experience that prepares our students for the 21st century. It is our hope that this graduating IB cohort, like the cohorts before them, will continue to make a positive difference to the people and community around them.”

The school expresses its gratitude to the ACS Board of Governors, the Board of Management, the ACSOBA, the Methodist Church, MOE, parents and well-wishers for their advice, support and encouragement.

To God Be the Glory! The Best Is Yet To Be!



About the IB Diploma Programme (DP)

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum sets out the requirements for study of the IBDP.

The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The three core elements are:

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concept

The six subject groups are:

  • Studies in language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences.
  • Mathematics
  • The arts

ACS (Independent) IB students offer 6 subjects in addition to the three core elements – the extended essay (EE), theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, activity, service (CAS) – which are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the programme.


The maximum grade for each subject is 7 points with a maximum of 3 bonus points based on their performance for the EE, TOK and CAS. The diploma is awarded to students who achieve a minimum score of 24 (out of a possible total of 45), and fulfill other minimum requirements.

Student results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order.


For more information on the IBDP, please visit