Reuters India has posted this report: Singapore school beats world in top test scores
Singapore's Anglo Chinese School (Independent) said it had nine students out of the 20 who scored perfect grades, among the 5,500 globally who sat for last November's exams.
"What is incredible is that this school did achieve such results with its first cohort," said Judith Guy, regional director of International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific.
"The IB can be a real challenge for students because they have to be all rounders rather than playing to their strengths," Guy said.
The school, to which Singapore's prime minister sent a son, said half of the 375 students who sat for the exams scored 40 points and above out of a maximum 45, making them eligible for entry into U.S. Ivy League universities or Britain's Oxford.
... Education in Asian countries such as South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore, is highly competitive as students vie for places in exclusive universities that are seen as a way up the economic ladder.(Interestingly, there was an in-depth comment posted here today which seems to explain why GIIS IB results are still yet to be announced. Check back here for updates !).