HONG KONG, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education, Inc. (NYSE: NORD), the world's leading premium schools organization, today announces its students' academic results for public examinations in the 2014/15 academic year. For the fourth year running, Nord Anglia Education students' results have exceeded global and UK averages for both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Dr. Peter Hill, Nord Anglia Education's Education Director, said "Our 2015 results are once again exceptional, and our 'Be Ambitious' philosophy means we will continue to strive for further improvement in the future. Our teachers, schools and support staff have worked exceptionally hard to ensure our students' results are the best they possibly can be, and better than even they expect. Congratulations to all our students on their achievements."
At IGCSE, Nord Anglia Education students continue to significantly outperform UK national averages.
- 47.2% of all IGCSE grades achieved by Nord Anglia Education students were at the highest levels of A* or A. This is more than double the 2015 UK average of 21.2%.
- The percentage of our students achieving 5A* - C grades, including English and Maths at IGCSE has risen from 79.8% to 83.1%, significantly outperforming the 2014 UK average of 52.6%.
Nord Anglia Education students have also once again achieved strong results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Over the last five years, Nord Anglia Education's rate of improvement is six times the IB global average, widening the gap between ourselves and other IB schools around the world.
- Our students' average score in the IB Diploma was 33.5, significantly ahead of the 2015 global average of 29.9 points.
- 12.5% of our students achieved 40 points and above, almost double the 2014 global average. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is the world's leading operator of premium international schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12). We teach over 32,000 students at our 42 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and North America. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.
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