our achievements overview

Academic Highlights 2021

Garden International School’s consistently outstanding academic results place us amongst the best British international schools in the world. Year after year, our students surpass themselves and achieve some of the highest-scoring A Level and IGCSE results in the region. This year, our cohort of 222 Year 11 and 13 students were in the minority across the globe to sit externally assessed examinations, awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

73%

of all grades at A Level were A*/A

49%

of all grades at A Level were A*

60%

A Level students scored straight A*/A grades

76%

of all grades at IGCSE were A*/A

54% of all grades at

IGCSE were A*

56% IGCSE students scored

9A*/A & above

Nearly 50% of all grades at IGCSE were

A+

6 students won places at

Oxbridge

1 in 5

of our students attended World’s Top Ten Universities including
University of Oxford and Imperial College London

99%

of our students will attend their
1st or 2nd choice university

1 in 5​

of our students attended World’s Top Ten Universities including University of Oxford and Imperial College London

99%​

of our students will attend their 1st or 2nd choice university

Our Class of 2021 will go on to study 36 different courses across 49 institutions in 13 different countries. With courses ranging from Neuroscience, Medicine and Veterinary Science, Law and Economics, Computer Science and Engineering to Musical Theatre and Fine Art.

Examination Results

A-Level
A-Level result summary
Grades A* to C (%)
Grades A* to B (%)
Grades A* /A (%)
2021
93
87
73
2020
98
93
81
2019
93
76
58
2018
96
83
60
2017
96
85
62
IGCSE
A-Level result summary
Grades A* to C (%)
Grades A* to B (%)
Grades A* /A (%)
2021
97
89
76
2020
98
93
81
2019
93
76
58
2018
96
83
60
2017
96
85
62

Value Added Results

What is Value Added?

Some schools 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. The difference between these two figures is Value Added to that students grade.

Our Value Added

We are incredibly proud to say that the Value-Added (VA) result for our 2020/21 GIS Graduates continues the positive VA trend at GIS, with each student adding (on average) over +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.

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

Value Added Results

What is Value Added?

Some schools 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. The difference between these two figures is Value Added to that students grade.

Our Value Added

We are incredibly proud to say that the Value-Added (VA) result for our 2020/21 GIS Graduates continues the positive VA trend at GIS, with each student adding (on average) over +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.

Our value-added results based on data provide by GL Education, The Fischer Family Trust (FFT) and the Center for Evaluation & Monitoring specialising in the analysis of school performance data and providing value-added analysis.

Rewarding High Achievement

Outstanding
Cambridge
Learners Awards

Due to the anomalous circumstances of last year, the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2020 did not go ahead as planned. In the event that the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) decides to continue the awards in 2021, the results will not be announced until November. We will update students and parents as soon as more information is made available to us.

 

57

Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards for AS and A Level in the past 6 academic years

107

Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards for iGCSE in the past 6 academic years

Due to the anomalous circumstances of last year, the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2020 did not go ahead as planned. In the event that the CAIE decides to continue the awards in 2021, the results will not be announced until November. We will update students and parents as soon as more information is made available to us.

 

Due to the anomalous circumstances of last year, the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2020 did not go ahead as planned. In the event that the CAIE decides to continue the awards in 2021, the results will not be announced until November. We will update students and parents as soon as more information is made available to us.

Due to the anomalous circumstances of last year, the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2020 did not go ahead as planned. In the event that the CAIE decides to continue the awards in 2021, the results will not be announced until November. We will update students and parents as soon as more information is made available to us.

Due to the anomalous circumstances of last year, the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2020 did not go ahead as planned. In the event that the CAIE decides to continue the awards in 2021, the results will not be announced until November. We will update students and parents as soon as more information is made available to us.

Rewarding High Achievement

Outstanding Cambridge
Learners Awards​

Although there are qualities that we aim for across our community: happy, confident, thriving and future ready. Our students, aged between 3 and 18 years, come from over 65 different countries, each with their own strengths and interests, and each on their own individual learning journey, developing knowledge and skills and building their experiences so that they are well prepared for the future.

Our Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form Diploma (for Years 12 and 13) prepares students holistically for life beyond GIS.

Our Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form Diploma (for Years 12 and 13) prepares students holistically for life beyond GIS.