Written by: Ian Lee, IGCSE Coordinator; Matthew Grady, IB Diploma Coordinator; Timothy Gartz, University and Guidance Counselor
Academic results at YCIS Pudong in the IGCSE and IB programmes continue to lead our students to earn top university offers. For our IGCSE students (Years 10 and 11), results were spectacular and the best in the history of the school. 74% of all exams taken achieved A*/A. Multiple subjects achieved only A* and A grades, amongst them Computer Science, Year 10 Maths, Design Technology, and English as a First Language. In particular, Mandarin and Music scored 100% straight A*s. We were especially pleased with the students who had received additional support through the year, and as testimony to the care and support that they received succeeded in attaining multiple A*/As.
Meanwhile, the tradition of earning excellent results continued in our IB programme as our Year 13 students scored an average of 5 points above the world average. We were also very happy to report a 100% pass rate for all of our IB Diploma candidates. In addition, IB school statistics noted that the average subject score was a very strong 5.33 marks out of 7 connecting with the excellent culture of teaching and learning taking place at YCIS Pudong.
With this wonderful work in the IB, our students were able to secure attractive university offers from around the world. This work of applying to university begins early in Year 13 as parents and students meet with our university guidance counselor to confirm university choices and to review requirements and timelines for submission. This individualized approach is the hallmark of our school’s teaching and learning and matches our counselor’s efforts as students prepare their very best applications. Results speak for themselves, as students have received more than 60 offers (averaging 4 per student) and plan to matriculate into seven different countries including: Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, USA and the United Kingdom. Perhaps most importantly, with the assistance of Mr. Gartz students have chosen their university courses carefully that should lead them to exciting and successful careers at:
Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne (Switzerland): Hotel Management and Tourism
Kings College of London (UK): Global Health and Social Medicine with a specialization in Neuroscience
National University of Singapore: Communications and New Media
Nanyang Institute of Technology (Singapore): Finance
Northeastern University (USA): Engineering
Queen Mary University of London: International Relations
Santa Clara University (USA): Film Studies
Skidmore College (USA): Biological Sciences
University of California Riverside: Natural Sciences
University of California Santa Barbara (USA): Business Administration
University of East Anglia: Psychology
University of Rochester (USA): Double Major in Film and Music
University of San Carlos (Philippines): Communication and Tourism
University of Toronto (Canada): Business Administration
It is rewarding to see our students’ success and we wish them the very best in the future!