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When it comes to choosing between local schools and international schools, parents must make a choice that best suits their child’s temperament, interests, strengths and weaknesses, while ensuring that their choice is in line with their child’s future goals. While some parents believe that sending their children to a school that prioritises the qualities that they want—regardless of the child’s abilities and personality—there is a possibility that their children may be unable to adapt to the school or fit in with the rest of their schoolmates, and become discouraged as a result. Local and international schools shine in different ways, in terms of their teaching style, school environment, curriculum and examinations. Ultimately, the best choice of school is dependent on the child and his or her goals for the future.
Singaporean students consistently top international ranking tests in maths, science and reading, but critics of the local system believe that the system promotes formulaic thinking where students are encouraged to memorise and follow model answers. However, on the bright side, local...
Well done to the Class of 2019 for their outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB Diploma) results this year. We are extremely proud of our students' achievements as 100% successfully achieved the full IB Diploma compared to the world average of 77.4%.
This year, the average score was an outstanding 38.1 points out of 45, well above the world average of 29.63.
Further, two students achieved the maximum 45 points, placing them in the top 0.13% of students in the world who achieved this incredible result.
Other achievements include:
• Nine students scored 42 points of more
• Over 60% of the cohort scored an outstanding 38 points or more
• 96% of our students scored 32 points or more
• An impressive seven students achieved the prestigious bilingual Diploma.
Once again, our students' IB Diploma results have surpassed global and Singapore averages with Tanglin Trust School positioning in the top 3 international schools in Singapore over the last three years and amongst the top 10 independent UK IB Diploma schools in 2018.
Craig Considine, CEO of Tanglin Trust School said: "These...