Nexus International School is extremely proud to have been ranked the best IBDP school in Malaysia with the highest average IBDP score of 38 points. We are also ranked 73rd in the Top 100 IB Global Schools as published by Education Advisers Ltd (see www.IB-Schools.com), which is an incredible achievement. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is the fastest growing program in the world with more than 5,400 schools having adopted it to date.
Founded in 2008, Nexus International Schools offers the IB as a pre-university qualification for senior learners. This follows the International Early Childhood Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum in Primary School as well as the Middle School and IGCSE Curriculum in Junior Secondary. Program delivery and school philosophy – The Nexus Way, provides a seamless transition in style, structure and approach to the IB Diploma programme.
What is the IB Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma provides learners with in-depth knowledge of traditional academic subjects, as well as opportunities to reflect on their understanding of the world around them. The diploma assesses more than exam technique and encourages the growth of independent and confident learners.
The IB Diploma provides learners with in-depth knowledge of traditional academic subjects, as well as opportunities to reflect on their understanding of the world around them and to develop critical thinking skills. The diploma assesses more than exam technique and encourages the growth of independent and confident learners.
Mr. David Griffiths, Principal of Nexus, strives to empower learners in Nexus at all levels of the school year. He describes his pedagogical beliefs as fundamentally having a constructivist orientation – that learning comes from practical and relevant real-life experiences and situations around the learner. Learners are not only expected to extract knowledge and facts through rote learning, but to develop deeper understandings. With competent teachers and learning facilitators, the classroom as well as the environment outside the classroom are both conducive to this type of learning.
Nexus Director David Griffiths believes it is important to have skilled teachers and learning facilitators for children to develop a deeper understanding
This aspect of learning can be seen in the innovative and creative ways in which school curricula are used to promote learning, including the Creativity, Activity and Service programme, or CAS program available at the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB ) from Nexus for 16 to 19 year olds. -years learners.
“Constantly present and often facilitating professional learning, our expert teachers are highly experienced in providing the one-on-one mentoring and support our IBDP learners need and deserve throughout their 2-year pre-university course. This is absolutely essential to the success of the IB Diploma programme,” he added.
Achieving Excellence, the Nexus Way
With IB scores that consistently exceed global averages, Nexus has also delivered learners a perfect score of 45 points for the past three consecutive years. A perfect score on IBDP exams is an extraordinary achievement with a very low percentage of learners (typically less than 1% per year) achieving this feat worldwide. Khoo Qi Xuan, Ahmad Matin Moors, Caryn Chan and Ju Eun Bae are all Nexus Learners who have scored 45 since 2019. Khoo was also the first Malaysian to receive the prestigious Karsh International Scholarship to study at Duke University in the States United States, while Matin is currently studying economics and English literature at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom. Most recently, in the Class of 2021, Caryn Chan was awarded the Lee Kong Chian Scholarship to study IT at Singapore Management University, while Ju Eun Bae secured a place at KAIST, a top Korean university.
Caryn recognizes that the secret to her success is the nurturing, motivating and supportive environment at Nexus. The strong camaraderie between peers and teachers has been a mainstay of her IB experience at Nexus. “There’s always someone I can reach out to, and it’s reassuring to know you’re not alone in this.” she added.
Ju Eun shared how the Nexus community helped her achieve success. During her two years of IB journey at Nexus, she received support and encouragement from her teachers who brought out the best in her. “Whenever I was stressed during the prolonged confinements, they guided and advised me in order to maintain my motivation to learn.” she pointed out.
Many of the top IBDP students at Nexus are boarders, indicating a strong academic edge and balanced boarding lifestyle. Nexus onboarding is ideal for exam-year students, offering peer-to-peer support as well as expert teacher support.
Growing stronger and stronger with a new IB learning center
With the growth and expansion of the IB program at Nexus, the school has built a new and exciting IB learning center for its learners
With the growth and expansion of the IB program at Nexus, the school has invested in and built a new and exciting IB learning center for its learners. This fantastic, learner-focused space includes quiet study areas as well as areas for group discussion and collaboration. With a desire to ensure the well-being of learners during the challenges and rigor of the IBDP, there are also spaces dedicated to relaxation and leisure. The IB pedagogical team is able to support learners through spaces dedicated to individual meetings and higher education consultations.
Join our Nexus Virtual Curriculum Talks, including the IBDP Talk, to learn about the school and the various programs it offers. The virtual discussions will take place from November 22 to 26, at 4 p.m. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3CQ4dgZ. Contact [email protected] or 03-8889 3868 for more information.