23 August 2017

Open Day

IGB International School is excited to once again open its doors to those interested in finding out more about the International Baccalaureate through the IGBIS Open Day. The Open Day will be held on a weekday, giving visitors the opportunity to see the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes in action. Staff and students will guide visitors through the excellent facilities of the school, including the open-plan classrooms and spacious and comfortable study lounges, where visitors will experience first hand the IB way of teaching and learning.

Special incentives will be available to those who sign up their children to attend on Open Day. For further information, please click [here]

23 August 2017

IGBIS Graduate headed for Cambridge

IGB International School is proud to be the first and only fully authorised continuum school in Malaysia to offer all four of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) and, most recently, the Career-related Programme (CP).

IGBIS proudly congratulates Hwei Minn Khoo upon her acceptance of an offer to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University’s Magdalene College. A member of the Class of 2017, Hwei Minn earned a top score of 43 points out of 45, placing her in the top 2% of all Diploma Programme graduates worldwide. Other top students have secured places to study Liberal Arts and Computer Science at University College, London, Biological Science at Imperial College London, and Liberal Arts & Sciences at Quest University, Canada. The Class of 2017 achieved an average score of 34 points; well above the world average of 30 points, with 20% of graduates scoring above 40 points, achieved by only the top 5% of IB students globally. IGBIS is the first and only school in Malaysia authorised to offer all four IB programmes, justifying it as one of the premier international schools in Malaysia.

18 August 2017

CP Authorisation

IGB International School is proud to be the first and only fully authorised continuum school in Malaysia to offer all four of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) and, most recently, the Career-related Programme (CP).

The CP is the newest and fastest growing IB programme in the world. By developing and incorporating the essentials of an IB education, the CP was designed to meet the unique demands faced by High School graduates in the 21st Century. Giving students the edge over their compatriots, the CP has the unique draw of offering many qualifications for the successful student: the Diploma for the CP, the certificates for their Diploma Programme courses, and certificates for the Career-related study.

Consisting of at least two DP subjects, a Career-related study (CRS), and a core of four courses, the CP will equip its students with Personal and Professional Skills, Language Development (Spanish in a business context), Service Learning (central to every IB programme), and a Reflective Project (to address the ethical issues associated with the CRS).

For the Career-related study, IGB International School is one of the first IB Schools in the world to collaborate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) for its much sought after Certificate in Finance, Accountancy and Business (CFAB) qualification. ICAEW CFAB students are awarded the Certificate Level which provides them with six certificates for Accounting, Management Information, Principles in Taxation, Assurance, Business and Finance and Law.  Graduating students can continue to higher levels to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, gain credit for entrance to university, or go straight to the workplace.

IGBIS congratulates the Class of 2017

“I am so happy and proud of the university offers received by our students! I hope graduates are excited to start their next adventure and transition to life beyond school. Finding a University to suit you is not easy and students must go through a process of self-exploration and discovery, have numerous family discussions, gain academic merit, and complete essays and applications. It is not an easy task, but IGBIS students took it all in their stride!” Mrs Pauline Davidson, School Counsellor, IGBIS

IGB International School (IGBIS) is extremely proud of their 27 Grade 12 students who celebrated their graduation on Wednesday 24th May.

This is just the second year that students have graduated from IGBIS with this year’s students achieving exceptional results. Although their IB examination results have not yet been announced, the two valedictorians, Hwei Min Khoo and Kai Jun (Dickson) Chong, and salutatorian Zoe Teh, are predicted to have International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results in the top 1-2% of all IB graduates worldwide. They have received university offers from 10 of the most prestigious universities in the world. Not to be outdone, the IGBIS Global Citizen, Yin Xzi Ho, has received multiple scholarship offers from universities totalling USD 276,000.

Staff at IGBIS work to ensure students find the university that best suits them according to their talents and interests. The wide range of university offers is testament to the skills and passions our students possess, and their ability to rise to the challenges they face in order to fulfil those passions by performing well in their examinations and attending some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

The Class of 2017 received 73 offers from 57 different universities, including some of the top universities in the world such as University College London, Imperial College London, Yale-NUS College Singapore, University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh, and University of Cambridge. The majority of offers have come from universities in the UK and the USA, with other offers coming from Japan, Australia, France, Spain, Malaysia, Canada, Ireland, Singapore and The Netherlands.

More than 90 universities worldwide have offered places to IGBIS students over the past two years which, considering the number of graduating students from last year and this year combined is just 44, is an impressive accomplishment.

We congratulate our exceptional students, and all of the graduating class of 2017 for their achievements. Their success is indicative of their commitment, as well as the guidance and support of their families, IGBIS staff, and the entire IGBIS community.

Although students are still finalising their university commitments, here is a partial list of the colleges and universities offered to IGBIS students:

List of Universities offering places to IGBIS Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 students:

Aberystwyth University, UK* University College Cork, Ireland*
Advance Tertiary College, Malaysia* University College London, UK*
Arizona State University, USA* University of Adelaide, Australia*
Boston University, USA* University of Alberta, Canada*
Brickfields Asia College, Malaysia* University of Arizona, USA*
Columbia College Chicago, USA University of Bath, UK*
Durham University, UK* University of Birmingham, UK*
Emerson College, USA* University of Brighton, UK*
Erasmus University College, Netherlands*  University of Bristol, UK*
Fordham University, USA* University of British Columbia, Canada
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, USA*  University of Calgary, Canada
Global College at Long Island University, USA*  University of California, Davis, USA
 Goldsmiths, University of London, UK*  University of California, Los Angeles, USA*
 Hult International Business School in San Francisco & London, UK  University of California, San Diego, USA
 IE University, Spain*  University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
 Imperial College London, UK*  University of Cambridge (Magdalene College), UK*
 International College of Music, Malaysia  University of Cardiff, UK
 Jacobs University, Germany  University of Derby, UK*
 Kings College London, UK*  University of Dundee, UK*
 Kingston University, UK*  University of Edinburgh, UK*
 Liverpool John Moores University, UK  University of Essex, UK*
 Minerva Schools at KGI, USA  University of Exeter, UK*
 Monash University, Australia*  University of Illinois at Chicago, USA*
 Musashino University, Japan*  University of Kansas, USA
 New York University, USA*  University of Leeds, UK*
 Newcastle University, UK  University of Leicester, UK*
 Northeastern University, USA  University of Liverpool, UK
 Northumbria University, UK  University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
 Pace University New York, USA  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
 Pennsylvania State University, USA  University of New South Wales, Australia
 Purdue University, USA  University of Nottingham Trent, UK
 Queen Mary University of London, UK*  University of Oregon, USA
 Queen’s University Belfast, UK*  University of Puget Sound, USA*
 Quest University, Canada*  University of Reading, UK
 RMIT, Australia*  University of San Francisco, USA*
 Royal Holloway, University of London, UK*  University of Sheffield, UK*
 Savannah College of Art & Design, USA  University of St Andrews, UK*
 Suffolk University, UK  University of Warwick, UK*
 Swansea University, UK*  University of Washington, USA
 Teesside University, UK*  University of Waterloo, Canada
 Temple University, USA*  University of York, UK*
 The New School Eugene College of Liberal Arts, USA  Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
 The New School Parsons College of Art & Design, USA  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands*
 Universite de Nantes, France*  Washington and Jefferson College, USA*
 Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands*  Yale-NUS College, Singapore*


*Denotes Class of 2017

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