The scholarships are worth up to six figures, but not enough students are applying for them, with fewer recipients than awards available each year.
Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) alumna Yeo Yeo grew up in Brunei but sought to pursue higher education in Singapore, where she was born. The Singaporean wanted to be in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme as she was drawn to its emphasis on independent learning, project work and research work.
Students who sat the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma exams in Singapore last November have continued to outperform their global counterparts.
The competition, aimed at giving students a grounding in media literacy and training aspiring young journalists in a newsroom setting, is organised by The Straits Times and presented by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
HCIS reached "a new high" of 37.2 points on average, an increase from last year's 36.8 points. Two students scored the maximum 45 points, a replay of last year's achievement. The school also had a 100 percent pass rate this year, the third time in eight batches.
HCIS reached "a new high" of 37.2 points on average, an increase from last year's 36.8 points. Two students scored the maximum 45 points, a replay of last year's achievement.
All 117 of Hwa Chong International’s IB students — its largest cohort ever — also passed, achieving an average of 37.2 points. Two students scored a perfect 45, while about one-third of the cohort scored more than 40 points. One in three students attained the IB Bilingual Diploma.