Many of our students join us with English as a second language, at varying levels of proficiency, and the progress that these students make during the time that they are with us is a testament to not only their hard work, but the hard work and skill of the staff who support them academically and pastorally.
Our graduating students study the International Baccalaureate Programme and our results are consistently above the Global Average Point Score. 2017 was no exception to this with our Average Point Score being 33 compared to the Global Average of 30. In addition to this impressive overall performance, many of our students had notable personal successes which reflected their determination and capabilities as learners – one student scored 42 out of a possible 45, a feat only a small percentage of IBDP students worldwide ever obtain. Our students rise to the demands of this challenging qualification and make significant progress, both academically and personally. Their academic success has given them a gateway to top universities around the world such as Yonsei in South Korea, the Los Angeles Film School, Warwick and Durham Universities in the UK.
Academic success is also evident at iGCSE with 42% of our students achieveing A* to A grades in 2017. Overall 86% passed with A* to C grades, that compares to just 66.3% in the UK. As with IBDP, there were many notable individual successes: students achieving A and A* grades in all subjects and, equally as significant, students who achieve pass grades through determination, grit and resilience.
Many of our students join us at the start of Year 10 as the iGCSE courses begin, and our staff support each and every learner to achieve the best that they can. We set challenging targets, have high expectations of all, and encourage our students to be ambitious in every respect.