The 148 Year 11 students and staff at Jerudong International School once again celebrated success in the results of the International GCSE (IGCSE) examinations. The results for 2019 have surpassed the results for 2018 and have continued to show a steady increase year on year for the past 4 years.
This is the fifth full cohort of Year 11 students to sit the more rigorous IGCSE examinations in the majority of subjects. The IGCSE exams are designed to stretch the most able and better prepare students for the A-Level or International Baccalaureate courses studied in the Sixth Form.
The results at the top end showed a significant increase from the 2018 results. Grade A* (or Level 9 and 8) were awarded for 40.4% of all grades. 62.98% of the 1085 grades awarded were either an A* or an A (Level 9, 8 or 7). This was a fantastic achievement! This is an increase from 2018 where 58.9% of grades were A*/A. This allows greater differentiation for the most able students.
There were also some extremely strong subject performances across the school with over 85% of Physics, Chinese and Foreign Language Malay grades awarded at A/A* Grades (Level 9-7). Over 80% of IGCSE Chemistry, Biology and Music were A or A* Grades (Level 9-7).
Individually there were some especially impressive performances by JIS students. Malaysian student, Isabel LOH and Jasia AZREEN (Bangladesh) both excelled with 10 A* / Level 8/9 as did Ananya AGARWAL from India.
Aditi CHATTOPADHYAY, Toby HARRIS, Weng Ho, Mustafa MIRZA and Lucy SA all achieved 9 A*. Wei CHIA, Eleanor DOWNEY, Kayla HO, Syawal ISKANDARSHAH, Adilah JOFRI, Stephen KLOCK, Rai Ren LEE, Rania LIM, Ammar MOHIELDIN, Natasha SIA, Fiona YEO, Nikola SITORUS and Muhammad YUSOOF all achieved a superb 8 A*.
An additional 8 students achieved 7 A* (Level 8 or 9) - Haadiya AHMED, Evan CHIAM, Wisya HAMITA, Li Yang LAU, Natsune NISHI, SM Ashraf RABIUL, Amal SAIFUL RIZAL and Alania TAMBRIN.
JIS Principal, Nicholas Sheehan commented “The School aim is to ‘Achieve Excellence’. Our desire is to see students become the very best that they can be. The students and teachers are extremely proud of their IGCSE results. They are a clear indicator that the holistic education on offer at Jerudong International School produces well rounded global citizens who are also achieving excellent examination results. My congratulations to our IGCSE students, their families and teachers!”