KING’S Ely International’s 2018 IGCSE results are among the highest in the course’s 18-year history at the school.

A total of 37 students from 11 different countries studied the intensive one-year IGCSE programme at King’s Ely this year, which sees pupils studying in their non-native speaking language.

Maths was the only subject out of the 15 on offer that followed the new Grade 9 to 1 syllabus; all other subjects were assessed A* to F as in previous years.

  • 26 per cent of IGCSE results this year were A* or Grade 9 to 8
  • 53 per cent were A* to A or Grade 9 to 7
  • 78 per cent were A* to B or Grade 9 to 6
  • 97 per cent were A* to C or Grade 9 to 4
  • 99 per cent were A* to E or Grade 9 to 2

Photography, Textiles, Chemistry, Further Maths and First Language English achieved 100 per cent A* to C or Grades 9 to 5, and the highlight of the year was Chemistry, which achieved a 100 per cent A* to B pass rate for the 16 students who sat the exam.

In Maths, 87 per cent of students achieved Grades 9 to 7, of which 38 per cent were Grade 9 (exceptional performance). In English Language, 94 per cent of results were A* to C.

Of particular note this year is Ilaria Dimina who sat ten IGCSEs after just two terms of study at King’s Ely International and achieved A* and A grades in nine of them, including three languages.

Four students achieved all A* and A grades in the eight or seven exams they sat; Anastasia Belan, Gar Bo Chow, Liam Joe Lau and William Wu. In addition, the following eight students achieved 100 per cent A* to B grades in their one-year courses: Zhiying Cen, Jingyi Fu, Suttapa Ittipornavich, Pui Man Leung, Eric Poon, Ho Lam Tsang, Yanhan Wang and Fanyao Ye.

Academic Director of King’s Ely International, Matthew Norbury, said: “These are the global citizens of tomorrow and, as ever, they flourish at King’s Ely. That our cohort continues year on year to achieve excellence whilst studying abroad bears testament to the outstanding teaching and highly focused effort these pupils apply. As always, King’s Ely is immensely proud of its international community.”

King’s Ely’s A Level results were just as impressive this year, with almost half of all grades achieved being A* and As.

  • 47 per cent of all A Level grades achieved this year were A* or A
  • 75 per cent were graded A* to B
  • 89 per cent were graded A* to C
  • 99 per cent of all students achieved A* to E
  • The number of students who achieved A* grades also increased to 18 per cent this year.

By most measures, the results are the highest ever achieved by King’s Ely students, with 22 per cent of pupils achieving all A* or A grades in their subjects and 51 per cent achieving all A* to B grades in their subjects.

A total of 18 former King’s Ely International students stayed on at King’s Ely Sixth Form to study their A Levels and there were many truly outstanding results.

Of particular note are Lexy Chen, Eric Lin and Kayla Wang, who all achieved 3 A*s. Robinson Lyu achieved A*, A, A, as did Vicky Shang, Sonia Kasprzak and Daniel Su. All other KEI students achieved all A, B or C grades in their A Levels.

Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “These results are fantastic! This resourceful and determined group of hard-working young adults, and the staff and parents who have supported them throughout their educational journey have done a first-rate job. We are very proud of them.”

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