Despite the challenges in the last two years of study, the Class of 2022 at the Australian International School (AIS), achieved impressive International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme results. Together with Head of School Karrie Dietz, AIS congratulates the students on their achievements in one of the renowned IB diploma courses in Singapore. Some of the highlights are:
- Average IB score of 34.7 for 81 successful students
- Average Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of IB students is 90.23
- 21 percent of students achieved 40+ IB points, which is 97.90 ATAR
- 30 students received a Bilingual Diploma
The school says that it’s proud of what these impressive young men and women in the Class of 2022 have accomplished: “Besides being a remarkable testimony to their diligence and resilience, the results are also a testament to their teachers’ passionate and dedicated guidance and the unwavering support of their families.
Hear from two top scorers in the Class of 2022
“Two years ago, I left my high school in Brazil and went straight into IB at AIS. At that time, I didn’t understand what IB was.
As I started the course, I realised that I would have to work hard to maintain high academic standards. That’s what I did – I gave my best every day to overcome the challenges of a new language and country, which didn’t come without anxiety.
Fortunately, I met some special people at AIS that made my IB journey more enjoyable. They included Mr Semaan, in whom I found support, and Miss Hlawatsch and Miss Torres, in both of whom I found kindness and warmth.
I’m grateful for everyone involved in the past two years because the number of things that I’ve learned about myself and the world is beyond measure.”– Luana Meyer Accioli de Vasconcellos, 45 points
“Most of the teachers I had in my years at AIS were incredibly supportive of my academic journey and school career. A very large thank you in particular to Mr Gardner, Mr Midgely, Ms Zwanniken, Dr Martindill, Mr Griffiths, Ms Torres and Mr Van Wijk for making the last two years some of the best of my time at AIS.
I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in the many music initiatives at AIS – I was a very young member of the AIS soul band, performed at International Cultural Experience Day and was able to share my passion for music with like-minded peers. At the same time, through the student-driven Model United Nations programme, I learned organisational and leadership skills; it was an incredible experience.” – Bastien Buwalda, 45 points
AIS is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The school has come a long way from its inception in 1993 with just 32 students and seven teachers to being voted the Best International School in Singapore with a cohort of almost 2,600 students. It also offers one of the best diploma courses in Singapore.
The school’s philosophy remains committed to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.
This article first appeared in the February 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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