Thailand: 2020 I/GCSE Results

After months of anxious waiting, students have received their I/GCSE results – based solely on teachers' predicted grades. So, how have schools in Thailand performed?
Thailand: 2020 I/GCSE Results
By Carli Allan
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There have been days, weeks and months of panic and uncertainty for students awaiting this year's I/GCSE results. First, all teaching moved online, then all exams were cancelled, and most recently there has been controversy over the grading process. The wait is over – and students at international schools across Thailand have received their I/GCSE results.

In a U-turn decision, the UK Government has replaced a controversial algorithm used to determine all I/GCSE and A/AS Level grades with an (arguably) fairer method based solely on predicted grades (Centre Assessment Grades). It means that I/GCSE students will receive their results today, knowing that their teachers – who should know them best – have been responsible for the outcomes.

Results

At Rugby School, Thailand, 79% of students achieved A*-B grades; one-third of students celebrated the highest A* grades, while 52% achieved overall grades of A*/As. There was a 100% pass rate.

At Bangkok International Prep and Secondary School, 51.6% of grades were A* to A and 91.3% were A* to C grades.

The school described the grades as a "particularly commendable achievement given the challenges faced by students this year."

"We are especially proud to announce an outstanding value-added score of +0.79. This means that, on average, students’ grades were significantly higher than expected when compared to similar students across the world."

Year 11 students at Brighton College (Bangkok) celebrated strong academic performance, with 75% of overall grades at A*-A.

Headmaster Mike Walton said:

“We are very proud of our pupils for achieving these outstanding iGCSE results, truly excelling despite the challenges of last year. They have set a great foundation to join our rapidly expanding Sixth Form, where we expect them to achieve further success in their chosen A Level subjects.”

Garden International School, Bangkok has reported a 100% pass rate, 90% A*-C grades, and 45% A*-A grades.

At Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, of 1,162 GCSE examinations taken, 74% scored A*/A, with 48% scoring the very top A* grade. Over one quarter of all students earned straight A*/A grades, 18 students finishing with 10 or more A*s, and six students achieving a clean sweep of straight A* grades.

Shrewsbury (Riverside) principal, Chris Seal said:

“They have demonstrated remarkable resilience and dedication throughout their GCSE and A level studies, and especially throughout the last few months, which have been particularly challenging for students across the World. For Shrewsbury’s Class of 2020, the results are again the currency which lead them to a quite extraordinary list of university destinations."

The IGCSE cohort at Crescent International School achieved all A*-B grades; 74% received A*-A and 26% were graded B.

The school said:

"Even during these extenuating circumstances, the students diligent work paid off. We congratulate the students, teachers, staff, parents, and guardians for a job well done."

Results will be added to this article as we receive them. If you would like your school's results to be added, please email them to us at editor@whichschooladvisor.com.

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