[Press Release] French International School students achieve excellent 2018 IGCSE results
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French International School students achieve excellent 2018 IGCSE results
[Hong Kong – 23 August 2018]
The French International School (FIS) is delighted to announce that its Year 11 students have yet again scored high grades in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations.
The Cambridge IGCSE programme is a universally recognised qualification among international schools and universities worldwide which aims to provide learners with a broad and balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. This year, half of FIS students achieved 7 A*/A grades or better with almost one third awarded 9 or more A*/A grades. Two students in particular stood out, one achieving 9A* plus 1A grade and another excelling with 10A* plus 1A grade.
Furthermore, around one third of all IGCSE examinations taken by FIS students were awarded at A*, almost 60% were awarded at A*/A and 93% were awarded at A*- C. These results compare favourably with those of the Independent Schools average for 2017.
In addition, 30 FIS students were also awarded the prestigious Cambridge International Certificate in Education (ICE) with 17 achieving distinction and 12 merit. This award honours learners who pass examinations in at least 7 subjects from 5 different subject groups (including 2 different languages and a Creative subject).
“Congratulations to alI our IGCSE graduates! Their dedication and hard work over the last 2 years along with support provided by their teachers and parents have led them to achieve their own personal best. We are looking forward to welcoming them into Year 12,” said Ian Clayton, Head of International Stream.
These students will now progress to the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13. Ian Clayton believes that the IGCSE programme helps students build a strong foundation for the IBDP which is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success at university and beyond. FIS was the first school in Hong Kong to be authorised as a World IB School in 1988, and celebrates 30 years of excellence in the IBDP this year. The FIS Class of 2018 successfully completed the full IBDP and celebrated achieving an average passing score of 35 points, well above the world average of 30 points.
About French International School (FIS)
FIS was established in 1963 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French and International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 1988, FIS became the first in Hong Kong to be authorised as an IB World School.
The school will open a new state of the art eco-campus in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018. Currently, the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,600 students from Kindergarten/Moyenne Section to Year 13/Terminale, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Hung Hom.
The school’s mission is to provide, together with families, a nurturing, culturally diverse community that inspires our young people to realize their true potential as confident, independent learners and responsible global citizens with moral values and integrity
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