26 Aug, 2021
10 : 00
The Year 11 cohort (2020/2021) showcases its A*s and A's
After two disruptive years and long periods of online learning, students from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) delivered a fantastic IGCSE result. As many as 73% of the students were awarded at least one A grade, 59% achieved at least one A* and 100% attained at least one C grade or above.
Of the students who registered for the prestigious Cambridge International Certificate in Education (ICE), 94% received a Distinction or Merit. This special recognition is conferred upon high performers at YCIS Beijing who demonstrate abilities across a broad range of subjects. Students enter the programme with seven or more IGCSE subjects chosen from categories like Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Creative and Vocational.
This year, top performing students and recipients of the Cambridge ICE certificate with Distinction included one with 8A*s and an A; another with 6A*s, 3A’s and a C; and one student with 5A*s and 5A’s. This is a small sampling of the top results from the Year 11 cohort.
A special mention was made of two students who took YCIS Beijing’s ICALL programme, a two-year intensive English language programme designed to assist students with their language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and to prepare them for IGCSE questions in English.
Despite joining the school just two years ago with Level 1 English, Haolin and Annie did exceptionally well, respectively achieving 3A*s and two A’s; and 3A*s, an A and a B. These results showcase the effectiveness of the school’s ICALL programme for non-native-English speakers.
As part of the IGCSE programme at YCIS Beijing, students are required to take English, Chinese, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives. They are then grouped into either first or second-language streams in both English and Chinese, and take the IGCSE accordingly. Meanwhile, students who seek to improve their English language skills are put into the ICALL programme. They can also select a number of other subjects of their choice.
The school offers congratulations to its IGCSE cohort for all the hard work and dedication exhibited through the year, and to the teachers for their tremendous support. These students now move on to begin the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in September.