Garden International School students celebrate spectacular IGCSE results

IGCSE - The hugely-successful Year 11 group from GIS.
IGCSE – The hugely-successful Year 11 group from GIS.

Following the May 2017 examination session, Garden International School students were delighted to come away with a string of excellent grades. In total, students had an 83.5 percent pass rate. And even more impressively, 88 percent of the students gained 5 or more passes at IGCSE. A pass is considered to be a grade ‘C’ or higher. In the UK in 2016, 67 percent of students achieved grades A*-C for their GCSEs.

Among the star students were Aakheel and Kanokrak (Pop), who both gained 10 passes, including 7 at A or A*. Also celebrating was Erica, who achieved 9 passes, including 7 at A*/A, while Mara was awarded 8 passes, including 6 A*s and two As. Peeraya (Kam) gained 9 passes, 5 of which were A* and 3 As.

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.

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. One IGCSE Mathematics student scored an incredible 99 percent in his examination.

Mr Beales, Deputy Head of Secondary 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. We are also delighted that so many of these students have stayed and have now started the IB Diploma Programme.”

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