Following on from a tremendous set of IB results, with one-third of the cohort achieving 40+ and a top mark of 45 points, 58% of all grades achieved at IGCSE level were A*/A level. This is simply outstanding and a testimony to the hard work of the pupils in applying themselves fully to their studies. When you read the stories below of individual successes, you’ll note the many other areas of school life that these students engage in – in sports – from swimming to netball and basketball, International Awards to UNICEF, Language Leadership and Music. We strongly believe that the many enrichment opportunities available to them at BISS help to provide focus and enhance success in their academic progress over time. Congratulations to all of the pupils for their collective efforts.
There were very strong performances in Mathematics, with 80% of all students achieving A*/A grades and 79% A*/A in Further Mathematics; in English Language 61% A*/A grades and English Literature 71% A*/A.
Business Studies is a very popular subject at IGCSE level and pupils will be well-prepared for the IB Business Management course after half of them achieved A*/A grades at IGCSE level. Physicists achieved an impressive 64% A*/A grades. Pupils also scored highly in their languages – 90% grades in Mandarin were A*/A grades; 100% A*/A in French and German and 67% A*/A in Spanish.
We are ambitious as a school community at BISS and believe that there is no limit to what we can collectively achieve. This is the most successful set of results that our students have achieved. A question that we are often asked is ‘How can pupils achieve at the highest levels in exams?’ Well, we often talk about the golden triangle of success - students, parents and teachers and how by all working together, we can achieve amazing things. So well done to our students and thank you to our parents! IGCSE courses require consistent dedication and commitment and they have demonstrated these characteristics in abundance. We will be celebrating the success of all of our IGCSE students with their families at a formal ceremony in the autumn term, but I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them across the wider school community.