During the past few weeks, exams were cancelled, lessons were moved online, and a new grading and appeals system was changed right up until the last minute. One thing remains constant though – the results for the 2019-20 academic year are published as normal, and students are feeling every bit as anxious (if not more) as their peers in every previous years.
Although this year’s students did not sit the A/AS Level exams, they still receive a grade for each subject based on an algorithm drafted by OFQUAL (the UK's Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to moderate teacher assessed grades. As announced yesterday (August 12), both A Level and GCSE students have the option to take their mock exam results, if they prove to be the better grade.
The GCE Advanced Level or International A Level is a secondary school leaving qualification in the UK and an international school qualification worldwide. Students normally sit three A Levels, but some sit four, and others as few as two.
Used by University and College admissions services around the world, A Levels remain one of the most widely recognised pre-university and college entry examinations.
There’s only a small number of Vietnam’s 60-plus international schools that offer A Levels, with the majority following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at college level instead. The international schools that do offer GCE/International A Levels include: Horizon International Bilingual School Hanoi; International School of Vietnam; Singapore International School @ Gamuda Gardens; Singapore International School @ Vung Tau; Singapore International School @ Da Nang; Singapore International School @ Saigon South; and Wellspring International Bilingual School of Hanoi.
The majority of these schools are part of the Singapore International School (SIS) group, where teaching combines Singaporean, Cambridge and Australian curriculums to deliver a well-rounded international education.
Results will be published here as we receive them from the schools.
For information on A Level appeals, see our how to feature HERE. The deadline for any appeal is 17 September, 2020.