Academic Results

IB Diploma at Uplands

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced two-year programme with final examinations that prepare students exceptionally well for success at university and life beyond. The programme is held in high regard by the world’s leading universities.
Through the subject groupings and the Core elements, the Diploma Programme develops students physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Strong connections are made across the disciplines, supported by additional requirements in the areas of community service (CAS), recognition of higher-order learning (TOK) and the production of an extensive mini-thesis (EE) in a chosen subject.
Uplands students have achieved great success in comparison to world average scores in each year of the programme, since its inception in 2001.

The following students are recognised for their high achievement in the Diploma Programme for the 2018-19 academic year.

Diploma points# of students Students
Vee Nis
403Yu Ki
Zhiyang (Frank)
391Min Su

IGCSE at Uplands

While academically non-selective, Uplands has consistently achieved a very high percentage of its overall IGCSE examination results at or above a B-grade. The last seven years has seen Uplands achieve its best results in its 60-years of operation, with a 7-year average of 72% of all grades being of B-grade or above. For the academic year 2018-2019, we have had our best results ever with A*-B grades at 80.6%. In addition, our IGCSE/GCSE students consistently receive the Cambridge International “Outstanding Learner” Awards.

In addition to these fantastic achievements, the following students are also recognised for their high achievement in the IGCSE Programme for the 2018-2019 academic year, receiving 7 or more A* grades:

  • Isabelle Xin Qi – 9A*
  • Daniel – 8A* 1A
  • Hyunjun – 8A* 1B
  • Rebekkah – 8A* 1B
  • Julieanne – 7A* 2A
  • Namit – 7A* 2A
  • Yu Liang – 7A* 1A 1C
  • Jianing – 7A* 1B

The following students were recognised by Cambridge International at their 2018 Awards Ceremony that took place in KL:

Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards 2018

Top in the WorldCambridge IGCSEMathematics (Without Coursework - Extended)Faustina
Top in MalaysiaCambridge IGCSEMathematics (Without Coursework - Extended)Ella (Yi Wen)

The International School of Penang (Uplands) – University Destinations

Academic Year 2018-2019

UK – University of Birmingham, Durham University, University of Glasgow, King’s College London, University of Manchester; University of Nottingham, University of Plymouth, University of St Andrews, University of South Wales, Istituto Marangoni London.

US – University of California Berkeley, George Washington University, Southern Methodist University,

Canada – University of Waterloo, Emily Carr University.

Europe – Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf (Germany), Bocconi University (Italy).

Asia – Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China), New York University – Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), Waseda University (Japan), International Medical University (Malaysia), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Mahidol University International College (Thailand).

Academic Year 2015-2016

UniversityLocationCourseGlobal Ranking by University and/or Course
The University of OxfordUKLaw#1 in the world
Cambridge UniversityUKLaw#4 in the world
Imperial UniversityUKPhysics#8 in the world
Melbourne UniversityAustraliaLiberal Arts#33 in the world
Swarthmore CollegeUSALiberal Arts#34 in the USA
University of British ColumbiaCanadaBachelor of Media Studies#36 in the world
Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongBusiness and Management (Finance)#49 in the world
University of BristolUKMedicine#71 in the world

Academic Year 2014-2015

UniversityLocationCourseGlobal Ranking by
University and/or Course
NYU – Abu DhabiUAELiberal ArtsHighly Selective
(3-6% Admission Rate)
Queen’s BelfastUKMedicine#31 for Medicine
MonashAustraliaMedicine#36 for Medicine
MonashAustraliaMedicine#36 for Medicine
Purdue UniversityUSAElectronic and Information Engineering#6 in Engineering
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlandsAerospace Engineering#19 in Engineering and Technology
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlandsAerospace Engineering#19 in Engineering and Technology
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlandsAerospace Engineering#19 in Engineering and Technology
UBC – Sauder Business SchoolCanadaBachelor and Master of Management32
University of EdinburghScotlandLaw36
McGill UniversityCanadaCommerce39
King’s College LondonUKInternational Relations40

Academic Year 2013-2014

UniversityLocationCourseGlobal Ranking by
University and/or Course
Cambridge – King’s CollegeUKLaw7
Cambridge – Christ’s CollegeUKMedicine7
Cambridge – Homerton CollegeUKNatural Sciences7
University of California, BerkeleyUSAEnvironmental Sciences8
Yale UniversityUSAHistory and Economics11
University College LondonUKMaster of Pharmacy21
NUSSingaporeBiological Sciences / Chemistry26
NUSSingaporeAccounting and Finance with Industrial Experience26
UCSD – Univ. California San DiegoUSAComputer Science40

Updated on 17  July 2020