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ACADEMIC STANDARDS INSPECTION SUMMARY (from the 2013 and 2017 inspections )
Quotes from our most recent inspection report (see home page  for full inspection report 2017):

‘Pupils’ achievements in public examinations place them among the best schools internationally’ 

Throughout the school:

Outstanding rates of progress.’

‘The overall quality of teaching and assessment is outstanding across the school. This enables pupils to make very rapid progress in acquiring and developing their skills. As a result, standards are extremely high in all subject areas, and pupils learn very well.’

‘The quality of the curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.’ ‘Pupils at the ABCIS achieve so well because they learn through an outstanding curriculum. The quality of teaching is outstanding because teachers are confident, assured and know their subjects exceptionally well. Pupils respond accordingly’.

IGCSE: ‘Outstanding rates of progress at IGSE level…Over the last three years, pupils’ attainment exceeds worldwide averages in most subjects. Importantly, almost all pupils in the year group met and many exceeded their expected grades’.

‘A’ levels: ‘the progress made by these pupils is high compared to pupils in other international schools taking the same examinations’

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

Our 16 year old (Year 11) students sit the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), or IGCSE exams. These are the most popular and prestigious exams for this age group offered in international schools throughout the World. We are very proud that for many years IGCSE results at the ABCIS in the majority of subject areas have been far above UK and international school performance averages and are among the highest of any international school in the world. Consequently we now measure our performance against the best international schools in the world.

Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Number of Exams

619

358

462

333

386

346

A*-A

71%

(A* 45%)

67%

(A* 40%)

54%

61%

49%

54%

A*-B

87%

84%

73%

82%

72%

77%

A*-C

96%

95%

89%

94%

89%

91%

IGCSE Highlights 2017

    • The percentage of A* grade awards was 45%, an exceptionally high proportion for any school globally.
    • The percentage of grade awards overall which were either A*/A was 71%, far exceeding the UK schools average of 21.2%, and significantly above international school federation averages.
    • Our returns in all other categories also far exceed UK averages and those of most international schools.
    • Performances in most individual subject areas also far exceed UK and international school averages.

A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS (Years 12 and 13)

A Level exams are sat by students aged 16-18 and provide qualifications which allow our students access to the best universities worldwide. ABCIS students consistently outperform UK schools across the vast majority of subject areas. Our A Level results allow ABCIS students to access high quality universities in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and elsewhere worldwide.

AS Results (Year 12)

Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Number of Exams

150

196

121

155

107

89

A

45%

33%

40%

31%

36%

27%

A-B

60%

50%

56%

46%

53%

46%

A-C

77%

63%

74%

62%

79%

66%

A-E (Passes)

97%

90%

93%

90%

94%

92%

A2 Results (Year 13)

Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Number of       Exams

139

74

93

56

58

24

A*-A

44%

48%

37%

50%

40%

44%

A*-B

67%

76%

57%

75%

66%

56%

A*-C

86%

89%

74%

93%

79%

76%

A-E (Passes)

98%

100%

87%

100%

98%

100%

MONITORING STUDENTS PROGRESS

We carefully analyse the performance of each student several times a year and intervene to set individual targets on a regular basis. To allow us to do this we use internal examination data alongside external examination results provided by CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham University, UK) and international examination grades. Analysis shows students meet or exceed targets and expectations over the long term and there is exceptional progress for many individuals and in many subject areas.