Garden International School (GIS) has had its best-ever set of IGCSE results.
Students achieved an incredible 91 percent pass rate following the examinations in May, compared with 67 percent UK pass rate for GCSEs. In addition, 89 percent of GIS students achieved 5 or more passes (a pass is regarded as a grade A*-C). This is also far above the UK average.
Also, 40 percent of GIS grades were A*/A, compared with 20 percent for the UK equivalent.
Among the star students were Ash, who was awarded a total of 10 IGCSEs. Of these, 8 were A* grades and 2 were A grades. His twin sister Cheshta also did brilliantly. She achieved a total of 9 IGCSEs, including 6 A* grades, 2 A grades and 1 B grade. Another student with great results was Shann, who gained a total of 9 IGCSEs, including 5 A* grades and 4 A grades. Shann, Ash and Cheshta are now all studying for the IB Diploma at GIS.
In addition, several Year 10 students took IGCSE Mathematics a year early, and all passed, while some Year 9 students took IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) – and also enjoyed a 100 percent success rate.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge University and is the world’s leading examination for 16-year-olds. GIS is the most established IGCSE centre in the region. The school’s results are regularly far above the global average.
Mr Beales, Deputy Head of Secondary, officer, said: “These amazing results show the dedication of both our talented students and our teachers. The IGCSE is a major examination and we are very proud that GIS has again shown its results are well above average. To have so many subjects achieve 100 percent pass rates is remarkable.”
The IGCSE results come weeks after the IB Diploma results – which were also the best in the history of GIS. GIS has had 100 percent success rate in the IB Diploma for the past three years, also far above the global average. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. For more on GIS, visit www.gardenrayong.com.