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Tanglin Ranked Top Five Independent Schools In Singapore

Apr 8, 2022

Singapore, April 8, 2022

Tanglin Ranked Top Five Independent Schools In Singapore (Top 20 Globally For The Second Year In A Row)

Award-winning Tanglin Trust School is pleased to share that it has been listed amongst the top five independent schools in Singapore and top 20 independent schools worldwide based on International Baccalaureate (IB) results. This is the second time in two years that 97 year old Tanglin has made it into the top 20 in the league tables compiled by independent education consultants Education Advisers.

Craig Considine, CEO, Tanglin Trust School said: “We are delighted to be ranked amongst the top independent schools not only in Singapore but also worldwide. Congratulations to the students and staff who have worked tremendously hard to achieve these outstanding IB results. Creating a community of learners that nurtures and challenges in equal measure is a hallmark of a Tanglin education. Well done everyone.”

Beyond the IB programme, Tanglin is also the only International school in Singapore to offer A-level, allowing students the choose the educational pathway best suited for them. Tanglin’s A-level results are equally as impressive with four students recently earning the prestigious Top in the World awards conferred by the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards (OCLA).

Allan Forbes, Head of Senior School said: “We are very proud of our students’ exceptional performance and world class success despite the disruptions in classes over the last two years due to the pandemic. It shows their resilience, discipline and hard work.”

In August 2021, Tanglin’s class of 2021 received outstanding IB scores, with 100% achieving 35 points or more. The cohort also achieved the school’s highest ever average Diploma score of 41 points, more than seven points above the world average and three points higher than the Singapore average in the same year. Four students achieved 45 points and nine students achieved 44 points, placing them in the top 1% of IB Diploma candidates.

The 2021 student cohort also achieved outstanding A Level results, achieving 100% pass rate. An exceptional 42% of all grades were an A*, more than double the average in England, where 19.1% of all grades were an A*. At Tanglin, 70% of all grades were an A* or A, compared to 44.8% in England.


Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is the oldest British international school in Southeast Asia. Tanglin provides the English National Curriculum with an international perspective to children from 3 to 18 years in Singapore.

Tanglin is a vibrant co-educational school of 2,800 students representing over 50 nationalities and provides a unique learning environment for children from Nursery right through to Sixth Form. As a not-for-profit school, tuition fees are devoted to the provision of an outstanding education. As the only school in Singapore to offer A Level and the IB Diploma in Sixth Form, all of Tanglin’s Sixth Formers study a programme that is tailored to them. Students’ examination results consistently surpass Singapore and global averages, with around 97% of graduates typically receiving their first or second
choice university, which are amongst the best in the world.


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