The Stamford American International School Of Singapore, one of the leading international schools in the country, recently announced and celebrated the accomplishments of their 2019 Graduating Class. This is their fourth and also the largest graduating cohort of 124 students. The Stamford American International School is proudly a non-selective and inclusive school that provides their students the flexibility to tailor their graduation pathway to suit their interests. Each student graduates with a US High School Diploma, alongside the opportunity to pursue an International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) Diploma—the only school in Singapore to offer this. Of this year’s graduating class, 93 students participated in the IB program, a significant increase from 59 students in 2018.
The graduates have achieved fantastic IB results with a pass rate of 90% on the IB exams and an average score of 31, surpassing the world average of 29.8. Another achievement worth noting is the fact that the graduates have also excelled in AP results, averaging an outstanding 3.58 points out of a potential 5 points, which is also above the world average (3.19).
Another aspect to celebrate about the 2019 graduating cohort is the fact that it represented 38 nationalities, out of the 75 that make up the wider Stamford community. The school has also demonstrated their reputation as a truly international and diverse community in which 13% of their students are being awarded an IB Bilingual Diploma this year. This is also indicative of the robust development of their overall language program.
While these are all outstanding achievements to be proud of, the Stamford American International School takes the utmost pride in the diverse pathways and subject choices that they provide their students, this ultimately equips students for university and beyond. To date, 90% of the year’s students applying to universities were accepted to their first or second choice of university, and of these, 77% were accepted at their first choice university. Stamford students continue to attend universities and colleges all around the world.
Jordan, President of the National Honor Society, Captain of the U19 Varsity Cross Country Team, creator of The Stamford Journal, and full IB Diploma Programme student praised the teachers for the support they received. “Having a supportive environment to develop in has been invaluable and has helped form the connections I have made today—and ones that I will carry on past high school. I felt support in everything I wanted to pursue,” said Jordan, who will be attending McGill University in Canada and doing a Double Major in Finance and Managing for Sustainability.
Owen, originally from South Korea, is also a full IBDP student that achieved 40 points in their IB exams, and will be studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Owen credits their teachers’ endless support and encouragement as a crucial factor in him attaining his goals.
Class 2019 graduate Miki from Japan, chose to do the IBDP, inspired by the guidance of the IB teachers at Stamford. They said, “As my preferred University course didn’t have specific subject requirements I was able to be flexible in my subject choices, and selected subjects I was passionate about. I am happy that I chose to study IB Visual Arts as it trained me to be philosophical and analytical, which I think are important life skills. Throughout the course, I compared different sociocultural and sociopolitical artworks, which allowed me to be an open-minded thinker. I was also fortunate to be able to complete Language A and Language B subjects at Higher Level which made me a more attractive, multi-lingual candidate to universities.”
More information about the Stamford American International School Singapore can be found on their website, where anyone interested in becoming a student at the school can also find the contact details of the admissions office.
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