Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

When it comes to results: Numbers Count

Garden International School’s academic results place us among the best British International schools in the world

From the size of our student body and the sheer number of grades awarded, to the impressive percentage of A-A* grades achieved, our outstanding numbers yet again place us amongst the best in the world. They are a true testament to GIS’ innovative learning culture, talented teaching faculty and hard-working students.

 

Academic Results 2018

We are extremely proud of our students for their exceptional IGCSE and A-Level results. Our GIS 2018 graduates built on the success of their predecessors by performing magnificently across the board in all examinations.

Academic highlights 2018

  • 100% pass rate for our A level students
  • Our IGCSE A*-B & A*-C results were equal to and the best, respectively, in 16 years
  • At A-Level 83% of students achieved A*-B grades in all their subjects
  • For IGCSE 44% of all grades awarded were A*
  • Four out of 10 A-Level students achieved at least 3 A*/A grades
  • One third of the IGCSE cohort achieved 10+ A*/A grades
A LEVEL RESULT SUMMARY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A*/A Grades (%) 56 61 57 51 58 66 62 60
A* to B (%) 81 84 82 77 81 81 85 83
A* to C (%) 94 96 91 94 93 90 96 96
IGCSE RESULTS SUMMARY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A* and A grades (%) 70 69 69 76 73 73 69 74
A* to B (%) 88 86 88 90 90 88 87 90
A* to C (%) 97 96 96 97 97 97 96 98

We are incredibly proud to say that the Value-Added (VA) result for our 2017/18 GIS Graduates was the best VA result in five years, with each student adding (on average) +0.34 to each grade. This means that, in addition to a student’s aptitude for learning, the teaching and culture at GIS has improved each student’s grade by over a third on average.

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

 

Source

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57 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for AS and A-Level in the past 5 academic years.

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107 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for IGCSE in the past 5 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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