This week our focus for the Senior School Lion’s Roar is on the IGCSE results recently achieved by our current Year 12 students, who completed their exams at the end of the last academic year.
International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations are the culmination of two years of study throughout Years 10 and 11. Students sit their examinations in May / June and receive their results in August. Most subjects at BSM follow the Cambridge International IGCSE programme, which is the most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds. These qualifications are followed by 6100 schools across 145 countries around the world and are widely regarded as the most rigorous qualifications for Year 10 and 11 students. We believe that the IGCSE programme provides an excellent foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme which BSM students follow in Years 12 and 13.
This year we are delighted to share that 93% of all grades achieved by BSM students were A*-C, far higher than the comparable statistic of 66.9% achieved by students completing GCSE examinations in the UK. 20% of BSM students achieved all A* and A grades, the top IGCSE grades awarded. BSM aims to be an inclusive school, supporting students with a range of different learning needs, with many personal successes hidden amongst the statistics. Congratulations to all students who have recently received their results – we wish this group all the very best as they now embark upon the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
We will further celebrate these IGCSE results during an assembly at 7.50am in the Main Hall on Friday 19 October and hope you will be able to join us for that event.
Next week is Week B.