Students at Harrow International School Bangkok have had another successful year with IGCSE grades this year being particularly remarkable. The 131 strong year group received the best IGCSE results in the school’s 22 year history: 2 out of 3 grades were A*-A (Grade 7-9), 97% A*-C (Grade 4-9). These spectacular results exceeded expectations and highlight the school’s mission to stretch and support all learners.
Head Master Jon Standen said, ‘We are immensely proud of the achievement of the students. Their hard work and determination, supported by a committed team of enthusiastic teachers has led to record-breaking success. These truly exceptional grades are a testament to the education offered at Harrow Bangkok.’
Ryu, now in the school’s Sixth Form, is especially inspiring after clearing 12 A* & 1 A at IGCSE. When asked what the secret of his success was he said, ‘It may sound clichéd, but there are no secrets to my success. I really wanted to do well, so I paid attention in classes, asked questions, and strived to meet homework deadlines. I believe this is the recipe for achieving good results.’ You can read more from him here: https://www.harrowschool.ac.th/media/news/striving-forexcellence.
For last year’s Upper Sixth Form, 60% of A Level grades were A*-A, twelve students achieved A* in 3 or more subjects and a third of students achieved straight A*-A grades. 1/4 of the 359 grades that the Class of 2019 achieved were A*’s. These impressive results have led to 59% of UK applicants being awarded places at UK top 10 universities including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial. For students heading to the US, 67% secured places at Top 50 ranked US universities.
‘This exceptional set of results opens the doors to the best universities in the world. I wish the Class of 2019 all the best, and look forward to meeting them at alumni events in the future and catching up with their news,’ commented Jon Standen.
What is particularly rewarding about these outstanding grades is that a Harrow Bangkok education is unashamedly holistic. The school believes that life-enhancing grades open doors, but success in life is not measured only by exam grades. The school’s holistic curriculum is achieved through their unique extracurricular ‘Leadership in Action’ programme and through enriching sports and creative arts opportunities. This is a key aspect of the curriculum and part of what makes the school truly world-class.
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