We are proud to announce that the BIS HCMC International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) results have exceeded the UK national and independent school results for another year. The performance of this year’s cohort demonstrates the exceptional quality of education that is provided by BIS HCMC and the dedication of our hardworking students and inspirational teachers.
"Once again, the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, has achieved phenomenal IGCSE results, of which, the school’s community can be proud. Our students have provided us with a set of results that put us on a par with the best schools in the world. Congratulations to our wonderful, hardworking students and to the school’s staff for guiding and supporting them through this challenging two year programme." Anthony Rowlands, Principal BIS HCMC.
2017 IGCSE Results Highlights
We have seen fantastic achievements once again from all of our IGCSE students for 2017 both collectively and as individuals:
- 68% of all IGCSE grades achieved were at an A* or A which is three times the 2017 UK national average of 20%. 35% of grades were at the highest possible level of A*.
- 97% of BIS HCMC students achieved A*- C grades which is significantly higher than the 2017 UK national average of 66.3%.
- 29 BIS HCMC students achieved 9 or more A* or A grades which is an incredible achievement.
The Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE courses are recognised internationally as the most academically challenging courses currently available to 14-16 year old students both in Vietnam and across the world.
During this two-year comprehensive programme most students will undertake ten individual courses covering a broad range of subjects including mathematics, languages, sciences, humanities and arts and design. These subjects are assessed through a combination of coursework and externally assessed examinations and upon passing, students are awarded with an internationally-recognised qualification in each of the subjects studied. Many of the world’s top universities will look at these qualifications as an additional performance indicator when considering their applications.
The IGCSE courses are a continuation of the English National Curriculum and are a key milestone in preparing students who are progressing onto the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). As the incredible results of our students studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma indicate, the IGCSE represents an excellent and reputable pathway to success within the IBDP and beyond.
Many congratulations to our students on another fantastic year of results.