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The Curricula That Carried The Day

September 15, 2018

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NAE is delighted to continue reporting on our exceptional International Baccalaureate (IB) results for 2017/18. The IB remains one of the leading criteria in international competition, and an area of excellent growth across our family of schools. Our organisation’s pass rate was a remarkable 94 per cent compared to the UK average of 78 per cent, while a total of seven NAE students also achieved the maximum score of 45 out of 45 points on the examination for the year – our organisation’s best result ever.  

For the Advanced Placement programme, NAE students as a whole enjoyed remarkable pass rate of 80 per cent compared to 70 per cent last year. Every one of our schools offering AP improved its average score. We have achieved our best ever crop of students gaining a 4 or 5, 17 per cent up on last year, with Windermere Preparatory School leading the way with a 13-percentage-point increase in 2018. 

Our schools achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the first time ever for the French Baccalauréat. Two students at Collège du Léman achieved the high honour of ‘Félicitations du Jury’, making it an outstanding achievement for our Francophone sections and particularly for Collège du Léman. 

For A Levels, there were also improvements across the board. The British School of Guangzhou continued its year-on-year strength in this qualification, with more than 50 per cent of students’ grades being at A*/A for the fifth year in a row. As an organisation, NAE was well ahead of global averages, particularly in A*/B which increased from 56 per cent in 2017 to 67 per cent this year.  

But perhaps the curricula that truly carried the day among all these successes was the I/GCSE. As we’ve shared earlier, this year’s I/GCSE grades at A* to C were 90 per cent (compared to the UK average of 67 per cent) – a truly amazing achievement. Congratulations especially go to two of our schools who achieved 100 per cent 5+ A*-C scores (including English and Maths). These schools are The International School of Moscow and The British International School of Charlotte, whose first ever student to take I/GCSE reached the benchmark! 

We are so proud that our students and schools continue to achieve academic results exceeding national and global averages. The academic year for 2017/18 was a standout year, and we are sure this upcoming year will be even better