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 equivalent to a low grade C, while a grade 8 or 9 is equivalent to an A*. Most schools are still reporting their results as letter grades.
So far, results have been made available by Regents International School Pattaya, Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok International Preparatory School, Shrewsbury International School and The Regent’s International School, Bangkok.
Regents International School Pattaya students celebrated their school’s best-ever IGCSE results, with 85% achieving A*- C grades. Other results include:
• 44% of all GCSE and IGCSE grades were A* or A
• 12% students gained the top grade 9 score
Amos Turner-Wardell, head of secondary at Regents said:
“The percentage of students gaining the prestigious grade 9 is phenomenal. Previously only 2% of UK English language students were successful in gaining the grade 9 and at Regents 17% students gained this top exceptional mark. Historically the average percentage of A/A* in the UK is 20%, at Regents we secured 44% of those top end grades.”
At Bangkok Patana School, 83% of all grades were awarded aA*-B, and 61.5% of all IGCSE grades achieved were at A*/A.1 7% of students achieved all IGCSE grades at Grades A*/A, and 36% of students achieved eight or more A*/A grades. Art and PE were graded under the new 9-1 system, and 36.4% of grades in these two subjects were awarded at grade 8/9 (the equivalent of A*).
At Shrewsbury International School (Riverside campus), 43% of students were graded A*, 69% achieved A*-A, and 95% passed with A-C grades. There were 36 students who passed seven or more IGCSEs with an A*.
The Regent’s International School, Bangkok celebrated its highest-ever results, with 91% of its day and boarding students passing five or more exams at A*-C and 37% of students scoring A*-A.
Dr Jones, head of the secondary school said on the school’s website,
“Hard work and excellent teaching have once more produced great results. This year is particularly pleasing as the IB and IGCSE groups have been the largest in the school’s history.”
At Bangkok International Preparatory School, 88.8% of students achieved A*-C grades, and 49% scored A*-A. 91% of Year 11 students achieved the school’s minimum entry requirement to the sixth form with five or more IGCSEs graded A*-C. In addition:
• seven students achieved 10 IGCSEs
• two students achieving all 10 at A*/A
• five students achieved 9 IGCSEs at A*/A
More results coming shortly...