Every year, our Grade 10 students face the daunting task of a marathon of external examinations across nine weeks from April to June as they take on the demands of the Cambridge IGCSE programme. This programme enables students to sit a variety of subjects, all of which produce an individual result and grade. In this way, unlike the IB Diploma, students don’t pass or fail the IGCSE but instead gain a series of individual credentials and, more importantly, invaluable preparation for what comes next within a globally-renowned and challenging international programme.
For the IGCSE Grade 10 Class of 2022, our students were taking their very first set of external assessments having been unable to take the Cambridge Checkpoints examinations during the initial COVID year of 2020. In this context, we were delighted with the professionalism shown by our students over the examination weeks, with their conduct in the examinations exemplary. A huge thanks from me also goes to Mr. Jamie Wilkinson and Ms. Isabel Van Dyck, who led the examination session with aplomb, guiding the students and offering invaluable support and counselling during countless hours of examination invigilation.
On August 18th, our results were released, and it is safe to say we were delighted with the outcomes. With 87% of all entries gaining A*-C grades, 60% gaining A*-B grades, and 37% of all entries gaining A*-A, this is impressive indeed. A grand total of 17 students gained 5 or more A* or A grades, with 4 students gaining only A* or A grades (and nothing below). Most pleasing of all was the way in which students tackled the demands and have considered their efforts as they now embark upon the IB Diploma programme – a course for which they are well-prepared to be successful.
Special mention should be made of the students who gained all A* and A grades – congratulations, and we look forward to your continued success over the coming years:
Tina W – 8 A*, 2 A
Clara W – 6 A*, 2 A
Fatima A – 5 A*, 4 A
Mayrah L – 5 A*, 4 A