The students of SJIIM have secured outstanding scores in the recent Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. Overall, the results recorded were excellent and bested even the impressive inaugural set of IGCSE results it achieved in 2018.
37% of the grades achieved were graded at A* while 69% were graded at A*- A which is an outstanding achievement. Meanwhile, 88% of the grades achieved were graded A*- B and an unbelievable 97% were graded at A* – C. This achievement is also very impressive given that it is significantly higher than the world IGCSE examinations result average in 2018. There was further cause to celebrate when it was revealed that 96% of our students who sat for the IGCSE examinations achieved a minimum 5A* – C grade for all their subject papers which assures them of their further education pathways.
The top scorers for SJIIM were Emily Ng Siew Zhang and Joey Chee who both scored an amazing 10A* respectively. They were ecstatic and credited their success to the learning experience in SJIIM. Emily Ng, who will also be continuing her studies in SJIIM under the IBDP said, “My 3 years in SJIIM as a founding student has been a really great experience as I learnt so much academically and more importantly, developed and grew as a person, along with my classmates. The IGCSE was truly a rewarding experience for me.”
Joey Chee, who will be furthering her studies in the UK, also echoed Emily’s sentiment, “My time in SJIIM has been a wonderful experience with supportive teachers and a very strong sense of community. I am extremely grateful to have gone through my IGCSE in the conducive environment that SJIIM creates for its students.”
The Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide and is used as the high school academic assessment by top international schools around the world including SJIIM.
Dr Nicola Brown, the High School Principal of SJIIM had forecasted the good results and was very proud of their achievements. She added, “Our students have worked very hard to achieve these wonderful results and we are immensely proud of them. Our talented teaching staff dedicated their time and energy to support the students in their examination preparation. We are delighted that the students in this cohort have succeeded in their pursuit of academic excellence as well as in the development of characteristics that will benefit the wider community. They are a true and honest representation of our school tagline “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve’ and we wish them every success in the future.”
Mr Anton Bush, the IGCSE Coordinator of SJIIM was also delighted with the students’ performance, “We are very proud of the achievements of this cohort of students. They have formed a very special team that embodies the values of our school and together, they have achieved an excellent set of results. There were many superb individual results within the overall picture with 70% of students achieving at least 5 A*- A grades. These IGCSE results are the best that our school has achieved to date and I am sure that all of the students will go on to even greater success in the future.”