As part of global changes to GCSE examinations, some subjects have been graded on a new 9-1 scale this year. This means that students have letter grades for some of their examinations and a number grade for others. A grade 4 is broadly equivalent to a low grade C and a grade 8 or 9 is broadly equivalent to a grade A*. Most schools are still reporting their results as letter grades.
So far, results have been made available by the French International School, Kellett School, Harrow International School, King George V School, Island School, Sha Tin College, South Island School, West Island School and Yew Chung International School.
At the French International School (FIS), half of its students achieved seven A*/A grades or better with almost one third awarded nine or more A*/A grades. Two students in particular stood out, one achieving nine A* plus one A grade and another excelling with 10 A* plus one A grade.
Furthermore, around one third of all IGCSE examinations taken by FIS students were awarded A*, almost 60% were awarded A*/A, and 93% were awarded at A*- C.
Ian Clayton, Head of International Stream, said:
“Congratulations to alI our IGCSE graduates! Their dedication and hard work over the last two years along with support provided by their teachers and parents have led them to achieve their own personal best. We are looking forward to welcoming them into Year 12.”
Of the 117 students at Yew Chung International School who sat their IGCSEs, 85% of were awarded distinctions or merits and 41% of students received a distinction. 48% of all IGCSE examinations taken by YCIS students were awarded A*/A, and 88% were awarded A*-C.
Executive Principal Martin Scott said,
“Congratulations to all Year 11 students and the school for their excellent achievements. Such results symbolise the success and commitment of YCIS’s unique educational approach in nurturing academically able students with bilingual proficiency, global and multi-cultural mindset and prepare them for the challenges in the 21st century. It is the collective efforts of the School, students, teachers and parents. We look forward to further developing and equipping our students as they move onto the IB Diploma Programme and further studies, and wish them all the very best.”
Around 1,000 Year 11 students from the ESF secondary schools – King George V School, Island School, Sha Tin College, South Island School and West Island School – took their IGCSEs this year. 58% of students were awarded either A* or A grades and 94% were awarded A*-C grades. This year, around 8% of ESF’s exams were graded using the new 9 to 1 system, including computer science, food technology, English language, English literature, art and design, fine art, 3D design and dance. For these subjects, ESF has reported that 40% of students were graded 9-8, and 97% were graded 9-4.
Harrow International School’s 2018 IGCSE cohort posted impressive results, with 66% of all grades at A*, 89% at A*-A, and 99% at A*-C. The top performing subjects were maths (96% A*-A), physics (96% A*-A), Spanish (95% A*-A), biology (94% A*- A), Chinese foreign language (93% A*-A), and French (92% A*- A).
At Kellett School, 80% off students achieved A*-A and 99% were A*-C; three Year 11 students at the Kowloon Bay campus received A* grades in all their exams.
More results coming shortly...