GIS Students Hit Top Marks for IGCSE

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Students from Garden International School (GIS) are celebrating after some stunning IGCSE results.

Among the star students were Syuen Wei Tang, or Jason, who was awarded 10 passes, including 4 A*s and 5 As. Arpan Ojha gained 9 passes, all ranging from A*-B, while Hui Eun Park was awarded 8 IGCSEs – 7 of which were A* – and Pauline Gallemit landed 9 A*-C grades.

In total, 73 percent of students gained between an A*-C grade, which is in line with the global average.

John Caules gained 7 passes, Coco Atkinson was awarded 8 IGCSEs, while Pornchanok Pornthipsakul (Khing) gained 8 passes, of which all but one were A* or As.

Year 11 star students celebrate (from left) Hui Eun was awarded A* in an amazing seven subjects, Jason did brilliantly well with his IGCSE results and Perfect Pauline gained 9 IGCSEs.Year 11 star students celebrate (from left) Hui Eun was awarded A* in an amazing seven subjects, Jason did brilliantly well with his IGCSE results and Perfect Pauline gained 9 IGCSEs.

Elsewhere, Vishal Iyer had 9 grades between A*-B. Marisa Bodemer gained 8 passes – despite only studying at GIS for one year – and Bunluxsa Pisitpitthayaseree (May), Patrick Van Der Poel, Polin Cercleron, Tak Tirakayos and Piyaporn Doowa (Neha) also scored 8 passes.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge International Examinations. It is the world’s leading examination for 16-year-olds and is similar to the GCSE tests which UK-based students sit.

In addition to the Year 11 scores, there was good news this year for younger students. For the first time, Year 9 students also took one IGCSE, in English as a Second Language. The 15 students had a 100 percent pass rate, with everyone gaining between an A*-C. This included Shomit Ghosh, who got an A* and Shilpi Dhar, who is now the youngest student at GIS to ever pass an IGCSE.

Year 9 all passed their first ever IGCSE, including Shilpi (right) the youngest GIS student to ever be awarded an IGCSE.Year 9 all passed their first ever IGCSE, including Shilpi (right) the youngest GIS student to ever be awarded an IGCSE.

Many of the successful Year 11 students will now start the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at GIS.

IGCSE Coordinator Chris Stokes said, “These results again show the level of commitment and hard work that is put in by not only the students, but also the teachers and staff at GIS. It also demonstrates the great talent and great minds that we have.”

GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya.