Kuala Lumpur - School Report Question and Answers

Are Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses available in upper grades? If this is an IB school, is the full diploma required of all students?

Yes - Dec 2020

ISKL offered very few AP options but did have an IB program. The IB Diploma was not required for all students. ISKL seemed to struggle to get enough teaching days to cover the entire IB course content leaving students to "self study" the material that was missed. Students' success in the IB program depended largely on the extent that a student was disciplined enough to put the work in outside the classroom. I learned that several students in recent years failed to achieve the predicted IB results and had University conditional offers rescinded. Others IB students struggled at the 11th hour to obtain placement at a University. The most prevalent issue was the quality and experience of the teachers hired by ISKL to teach the IB material. - Apr 2017

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