HK sees 130 top scorers in the IB exam in 2021Local | 5 Jul 2021 10:07 pm
A staggering 130 Hong Kong students scored full marks in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme this year, an increase of more than four times from 23 last year.
Tomorrow, more than 170,000 students across the world will have received their IB results from the May 2021 examination session.
Globally, the total number of top scorers who secured the full mark of 45 points surged to 1,155 – eight times that of last year's 140.
In Hong Kong, 2,193 students from 31 schools sat the exam this year.
The average score of Hong Kong students is 38.93, whereas the global average score is 32.99.
IB has yet to explain the reason behind the surge in top scorers.
It said one key responsibility is to ensure that students sitting the exam this year are not disadvantaged by the pandemic, including in their applications to university and higher education.
It has implemented a dual track this May, with students in areas including Hong Kong taking the traditional exam while others from areas of serious outbreak would be exempted from exams.