Students at BVIS achieved a pass rate of 100% in A Levels this year, an improvement on last year, despite there being slightly fewer examinees than in 2018. This year’s pass rate widens the gap between our bilingual school and other schools in the UK. This result also showcases the difference that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic results.
The 100% A Level pass rate is outstanding. This cohort itself was smaller than the previous year, with nearly 60% of this year’s examinees attending the school for under 2 years. This shows the high quality of the teaching, of facilities and the preparation offered by teaching staff.
In IGCSEs, the numbers of students taking the examinations rose by 83% from the previous year. Pass rates in 2019 of 98% for A* to E grades were considerably higher than the 67.3% pass rate in the UK, with the school’s results broadly in line with the results of the previous year. 37% of all entries were graded at A* or A, compared to 20.8% in the UK. Five students achieved all A* and A grades with one student achieving A* grades in every paper. 95% of those taking Mathematics one year early achieved the top grade.
The huge increase in the numbers of students taking these examinations shows how important this qualification is to students and parents and how they value the high quality education that is on offer in preparing students for the next stage. 47 students of this year’s IGCSE cohort saw top grades in over 50% of their papers.
“Examinations of this kind are very challenging; the excellence of the pastoral support for our students during these exacting times has further helped them to realise their academic potential, giving them the confidence they need for further success in the future. In so doing, these students will enhance their life chances as they move onto their universities, and later their careers, of choice.
My very great thanks to all the teaching staff who have done such a wonderful job for our students. Both groups are to very warmly congratulated,” Mark Sayer, Principal of BVIS Hanoi said.