A total of 130 Hong Kong students have achieved top scores in the International Baccalaureate this year - more than five times last year's 23.
This despite a total of 2,193 students in Hong Kong from 31 schools taking the IB exam this year - 131 fewer than last year.
Victoria Shanghai Academy came out with three top scorers who received full marks, with Yew Chung International School-Secondary producing one.
This is in addition to the 17 perfect scorers announced yesterday from Diocesan Boys’ School.
The surge comes as the number of IB top scorers around the world who got full marks of 45 points increased 10 times to 1,155 this year.
Students who achieved high marks above 40 points this year also climbed 60 percent to 9,701 in 2020 to this year's 15,513 globally.
The number of top scorers in Hong Kong is also way more than the time before the pandemic when 34 students received full marks in 2019.
The average score of Hong Kong students this year was 38.93 points out of 45, higher than 32.99 points last year.
A total of 170,660 candidates participated in this year's IB assessment in May, 3,700 candidates fewer than last year.