Updated: Aug 20
Written by Neil Andrew Robinson – Head of Secondary (AISB)
This year, AISB celebrated its 18th year since it was founded. This coming of age aptly coincided with the school's first set of Cambridge Examination results, in the form of IGCSE and AS Level awards for our Year 10 and Year 11 students.
These examinations are a culmination of 2 years hard work and commitment for our IGCSE Students, and 1 year in depth study for our AS Level student. These awards are of course international, and standardised across over 160 countries globally, so they are challenging and rigorous for every student.
On top of this, we have had the most challenging 18 months in terms of a global pandemic, where students and their teachers have been forced in to the new concept of remote/online learning, and all of the disruption which this brings.
Therefore, it goes without saying that I am absolutely delighted to see the resilience that our students have shown to achieve an exceptional 94% high grade passes across all IGCSE and AS Level subjects.
Explanation of the Cambridge Grading System
For the IGCSE programme there are 8 different letter grades: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, with A* being the top grade.
There is a reference from Cambridge IGCSE percentage uniform marks as a benchmark when grading. With the top 10% i.e. 90% to 100% being awarded A*, 80% to 89% being awarded A Grade, and then follows the 10% steps downwards.
Regarding the AS Level programme there are only 5 different letter grades: A, B, C, D, E, once again the top 10% being awarded A Grade, and then downward in 10% steps
Overview across IGCSE and AS Level
IGCSE: 94% A* to C Grade
AS Level: 100% A to C Grade
IGCSE Subject % Overview
First Language English: 100% A* to C
Coordinated Sciences (Double Award): 100% A* to C
Art and Design: 100% A* to B
Design and Technology: 100% A* to A
First Language Thai: 100% A* to B
Biology: 100% A* to C
Computer Science: 100% A* to B
Global Perspectives: 100% A* to C
Mathematics: 67% A* to C
A closer look shows how outstanding some of these results actually are. For example, if we compare our June 2021 IGCSE results to the world average June 2019 IGCSE results, our AISB students achieved; 66% higher in Art and Design, 72% higher in Computer Science, 65% higher in Design and Technology, 19% higher in Coordinated Sciences and 25% better in Biology. In fact our students achieved higher than the world average in 8 out of the 9 IGCSE subjects.
AISB’s Top Performing Students
A special mention must go to our top performing students:
IGCSE - Kosuke Hotta who achieved 100% A* and A grades in all of his IGCSE subjects.
3 A* Grades
3 A Grades
AS Level - Benito Bilal who achieved 100% A to C grades across all AS Level subjects.
Congratulations goes to all of the Year 10 and Year 11 students and their teachers. They deserve the accolades and have set the bar high for future cohorts of AISB students.