Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

When it comes to results, numbers do count

Garden International School’s consistently outstanding academic results place us amongst the best British international schools in the world.

Year upon year, our Secondary students achieve some of the finest results in the region, but that’s only part of the story. Look behind the stats at the number of students and the range of subjects offered to see what makes GIS truly unique. 

In 2020, 99% of our students will go on to study at their first or second choice university, with many winning places at the world’s top universities including Stanford, Brown, UCLA, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Edinburgh, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Leiden University and Yale-NUS. Additionally, ten of this year’s cohort received offers to study medicine or dentistry in the UK.

2020 Key Academic Achievements

  • 433 students sat IGCSE and A Level examinations
  • 81% of all grades at A-Level were A*/A
  • 76% of all grades at IGCSE were A*/A
  • 100% pass rate for A Level
  • 70% A-Level students achieved straight A*/A grades
  • Nearly 50% of all grades at IGCSE were A*
  • Six students won places at Oxbridge and ten students received offers to study medicine or dentistry in the UK.

Across both IGCSE and A-Level, Garden International School’s Value-Added results were the best in a decade, and higher than any of leading schools both in the UK and internationally.  Our Value Added Score highlights the impact that our outstanding teachers have on our students. At GIS each student achieved on average + 1 grade higher than expected in each subject! GIS: Bringing out the best in you since 1951!

Outstanding results require an outstanding community – one that is innovative, inclusive and inspiring. This is what makes GIS so special!
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Celebrate with Us! We would like to celebrate our excellent results by offering a 100% application fee waiver (worth RM1,300.00) to those who apply between 7th-20th September and subsequently enrol their children for this academic year. Don’t delay; get in touch with us today!

Academic Results 2020

We are extremely proud of our students for their record-breaking IGCSE and A Level results. Our GIS 2020 graduates have performed magnificently across the board in all subjects to deliver the best set of results in ten years!

Academic Highlights 2020

  • 433 students sat IGCSE and A Level examinations
  • 81% of all grades at A Level were A*/A
  • 76% of all grades at IGCSE were A*/A
  • 100% pass rate for A Level
  • 70% A Level students achieved straight A*/A grades
  • Nearly 50% of all grades at IGCSE were A*
  • 98% of graduating students will continue to university within two years, having received offers from Stanford, Brown, UCLA, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Edinburgh, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Leiden University and Yale-NUS amongst others.
  • Six students won places at Oxbridge and ten students received offers to study medicine or dentistry in the UK.

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A LEVEL RESULT SUMMARY 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A*/A Grades (%) 57 51 58 66 62 60 58 81
A* to B (%) 82 77 81 81 85 83 76 93
A* to C (%) 91 94 93 90 96 96 93 98
IGCSE RESULTS SUMMARY 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A* and A grades (%) 69 76 73 73 69 74 69 76
A* to B (%) 88 90 90 88 87 90 87 93
A* to C (%) 96 97 97 97 96 98 96 99

We are incredibly proud to say that the Value-Added (VA) result for our 2019/20 GIS Graduates was the best VA result in 10 years, with each student adding (on average) +1.0 to each grade. This means that, in addition to a student’s aptitude for learning, on average, the GIS experience improved each student’s outcome by a grade.

Understanding Value-Added

Some schools clearly increase the achievement of its students more than others, due to the high quality of teaching and learning taking place, putting students at an advantage. This advantage has come to be called Value-Added. Schools calculate this advantage by comparing what grades a child is predicted to achieve, according to standardised testing, with what a child actually achieves.

As the table below shows, our Value Added result puts us ahead of all but one of the highest attaining independent schools in the UK – a superb achievement.

Value Added Comparison to the Top 10 Highest Attaining Independent Schools in the UK

School A Level Value Added
St Paul’s Girls’ School 0.23
Westminster School 0.06
Magdalen College School 0.31
Wycombe Abbey School 0.11
St Paul’s School 0.24
North London Collegiate School -0.09
Concord College 0.15
James Allen’s Girls’ School 0.13
Eton College 0.17
Queen Ethelburga’s College 0.57

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57 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for AS and A Level in the past 6 academic years.

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107 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for IGCSE in the past 6 academic years

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AWARD QUALIFICATION SYLLABUS STUDENT NAME
Top in Malaysia Cambridge International A Level Business Sabrena Natalia Ong
Top in Malaysia Cambridge International A Level Geography Elisa Mohamad Izhan
Top in Malaysia Cambridge International A Level Sociology Jia Yi Lim
Top in Malaysia Cambridge International AS Level Economics Samantha Xuen Lee
Top in Malaysia Cambridge International AS Level History Rachel Pei Jin Ng
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE Economics Vanessa Yoko Lee
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language French Yu Na Choi
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE History Yu Na Choi
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) Yu Na Choi
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE Physics Yu Na Choi
Top in Malaysia Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Sai Hou Chong
Best across Eight Cambridge IGCSEs Cambridge IGCSE N/A Yu Na Choi
High Achievement Cambridge International A Level Music Xiuya Chang
High Achievement Cambridge International AS Level Music Brian Yit Zheng Ting
High Achievement Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language Spanish Daniel Frederik Adam
Top in World Cambridge International A Level Economics Jia Yi Lim
Top in World Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) Aida Safiyyah Mohamed
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Top in World Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) Caroline Xue-Yi Bong
Top in World Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) Dominic Zhi Hui Loo
Top in World Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) Jayden Fu Sian Ting

The Secondary School at Garden International School (GIS) follows the British Curriculum leading to the award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Year 11.

Our Sixth Form offers a wide range of AS- and A Level subjects, giving students the vital qualifications for entry to universities worldwide.

The school has an excellent record of academic success and students from GIS go on to attend some of the major universities in the world.

IGCSEs currently on offer are: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Double Science, Drama, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, History, ICT, Malay, Mandarin, Mathematics, Music, PE, Physics, Sociology and Spanish.

GIS offers students the study of AS and A Levels in: Art, Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.

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