British International School, Phuket’s IGCSE class of 2020 has become the school’s most successful cohort in its 25-year history, with an impressive 98% of students producing A* to C grade passes, and four top-performing students obtaining nine or more A*s.
Updated IGCSE results were formally announced by Cambridge Assessment International Education last month following an anxious wait for many students around the world, including BISP’s 70 candidates.
Due to Covid-19, the students were unable to sit their final examinations in May/June. Final grades were calculated based on the school’s predicted grades, evidence from school assessment and rank orders.
BISP students chose from 26 IGCSE subjects last year and typically sit exams in 10. Students Na-Siam (Por-pan), Tiffany, Wongsathorn (Oak) and Tatsan (Scooter) were all awarded nine or more A* grades. All four students took early IGCSE examinations in one or more subjects.
BISP Headmaster, Simon Meredith, commented: “Teachers and parents often tell students: ”Always do your best”, and recent events have highlighted the importance of this message.”
“It continues to be a unique and turbulent time in the world, but BISP students are proving every day that they can rise to the occasion and persevere through challenges. BISP congratulates all its 2020 IGCSE students and wishes them further success in the coming years.”
(BISP Headmaster, Simon Meredith)
BISP’s IGCSE Coordinator, Tim Pearson, added: “I’m extremely proud of how our students reacted to the circumstances which arose at such a critical time. The way in which they gathered all the evidence that was needed in conjunction with their teachers resulted in a fantastic set of results this year.”
BISP’s outstanding IGCSE results follow on from the resounding success of our 2020 graduating class, which outperformed the global average of 29.9 points with an average of 35 points. 80% of our IB cohort scored above the world average and one of BISP’s Dr Arthit World Scholarship holders received the top score of 45 points – one of just 141 students in the world to do so.
BISP IGCSE Results 2020