HONG KONG, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education, the world's leading premium schools organisation, today announced that 47% of grades received were the highest levels of A* or A in GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IGCSE (International GCSE), up from 45.9% last year. This is more than double the UK average of 20%. 88% of Nord Anglia Education students' grades were A*- C, exceeding the UK average by 22 percentage points. 87.5% of students also received 5 or more A*- C.
For five consecutive years in a row, Nord Anglia students have far exceeded UK averages in A*- A grades and A*- C grades.
Nord Anglia Education's I/GCSE results at a glance:
1,256 Nord Anglia Education students took the I/GCSEs in 2017
47% of all I/GCSE grades achieved by Nord Anglia Education students were at the highest levels of A* or A. This is more than double the 2017 UK average of 20%.
The pass rate of Nord Anglia Education students for I/GCSE was 88%
For the second year in a row, nearly 90% of our students, including those in our bilingual schools, gained 5 or more A*- C grades
Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive Officer of Nord Anglia Education said, "We are extremely proud of our students' IGCSE and GCSE results this year. For a fifth year in a row, students have far exceeded UK GCSE averages which is a testament to our students' and teachers' hard work, dedication to academic excellence, and our Be Ambitious philosophy. Congratulations to all our students on their outstanding results."
The GCSEs are qualifications studied by children age 14-16 in the British education system. Students study a wide range of subjects for two years, including extended assessed coursework and challenging terminal examinations. IGCSEs are a version of these programmes designed for students outside the UK. They are worth the same as a standard GCSE, and are equally recognised by education institutions in the UK and around the world.
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education 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 39,000 students at our 46 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. 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 personalised 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.