Doing your matriculation? Here's the school that is your best bet for exceptional IBDP results

NEXUS International School Malaysia, a top IB school in Malaysia, once again achieved world-beating results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

With a high average score of 38 points this year, Nexus learners substantially outperformed the world average of 33 points.

This year's cohort also came from nine different nationalities, namely Malaysia, Korea, China, Belgium, Italy, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Yemen and Bangladesh, which offers a truly international experience for learners.

Its 15 out of 35 graduates achieved more than 40 points - more than quadruple the world average.

Nexus’ learners also once again achieved a 100% pass rate, above the global pass rate of 89%. It is extremely proud of its graduates who persevered throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and reached outstanding milestones.

The school is extremely proud of its two students, Caryn Chan and Ju Eun Bae, for achieving a perfect score of 45 points, which certainly gives them access to the world’s best universities and pathways.

This outstanding achievement puts Chan and Ju among the top in the world of more than 170,000 students who received their IBDP results last week.

The high average score is also testament to the progress of all learners in the IB programme.307707

“As a non-selective and inclusive school, the true magic lies not in the achievement of our top achievers alone,” says head of secondary, Morag McCrorie.

“Our learners, regardless of their starting points, are taught to solve problems, innovate and remain resilient throughout challenges. They have personalised goals and are supported to reach them by the teaching staff.

“This is demonstrated through the achievement of value added results of 3.9 points, which means that Nexus learners, on average, scored almost four points higher across the six subjects they took. Now, this is something I take great pride in.”

Ju, who hails from South Korea, is one of only two students from Malaysia who have been successfully accepted to KAIST University this year – a highly reputed national science and technology university in Daejeon, South Korea.

She chose to study the IB diploma because she was attracted to the many aspects of IBDP, such as the extended essay, creativity, action and service (CAS) and theory of knowledge (TOK), which she feels prepared her for beyond high school.

She attributes her success to the support she received from Nexus teachers.

“Nexus teachers were accommodating and engaging, making it less daunting to speak during online sessions,” Chan concurs.

“I had many one-to-one sessions with my teachers which allowed me to ask questions, resolve gaps in my knowledge and build rapport with my teachers and friends.”

Chan was among those who applied to study Computer Science in Singapore.

“I was also fortunate enough to be part of a close-knit boarding community at Nexus and received immense support throughout the two years of pursuing the IB Diploma,” she says.

Ju adds: “Nexus teachers supported me academically as well as mentally, during the pandemic.

“I wanted to major in engineering and chose rigorous subjects that were challenging. My teachers would always counsel and motivate me, and I’ve never felt uncomfortable or scared to approach them for extra help on subjects.”

Boarding also adds to the benefits of a Nexus education. Nexus boarding is ideal for exam year students, offering a good routine, balanced lifestyle, peer-to-peer and expert teacher support and mentoring.

“Constantly attending, and often facilitating professional learning, our teachers are also highly experienced in providing the individualised mentoring and support that our IBDP learners require and deserve throughout their two-year pre-university course,” says Nexus principal David Griffiths.

In the past years, Nexus learners have been accepted to top universities around the world such as Imperial College London, University of St Andrews, University of Melbourne, University of Warwick, University College London, Duke University, University of British Columbia and many more.

The IB programme at Nexus provides a clear pathway to learners’ universities of choice.

About the Nexus IB Diploma Programme

Nexus International School caters to students from early years to pre-university and offers the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC), IGCSE, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

In addition, the Nexus Boarding House provides boarding facilities for 10 to 18 years old.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19, recognised and respected by the world’s leading universities.

Evidence suggests that higher rates of IBDP students go on to university, are more likely to attend a top 20 university and achieve a first-class honours degree.

The IB Diploma Programme is made up of six subject groups and the diploma core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE).

Through the IB Diploma core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Meet Nexus achievers virtually

Discover the strategies used by Nexus top achievers to achieve outstanding results.

Your child can be inspired by these success stories and learn more about the Nexus IB Diploma Programme.

Join in a virtual meet the achievers session on Thursday (Aug 19) at 4pm to learn more about their stories.

Get your questions answered by Nexus graduates themselves, as they take you on a virtual tour of the school, and speak to the head of secondary, who will facilitate the session.

Fee waivers and scholarships are available. Register today at

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