SOTA says its second batch of graduating students have done better than the first

The School of the Arts has reported a 100 per cent pass rate among its 110 students who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examinations in 2013, upholding the benchmark set by its first batch of students who graduated in 2012. 

In a statement on Monday, the school also said more than half the graduating cohort in 2013 obtained a score of between 40 and 45 points, with 26 students achieving top scores of 42 points and above. 

This is better than the showing among the 2012 graduating cohort, more than 40 per cent of whom obtained a score of between 40 and 45 points. 

The 2013 graduating students scored 39.18 points on average, higher than the Singapore average of 36.53 and global average of 29.95.