St Christopher’s students achieve top results
Manama, October 4, 2012
Students of St Christopher’s School, Bahrain, who sat for various examinations this summer have achieved excellent results, the school announced.
The examinations include the National Curriculum tests (SATs), General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (GCSEs), Advanced Levels (A-Levels) and International Baccalaureate (IB).
The pass rate at A-Level was 99.7 per cent across all taught A-Levels, with 38 per cent being given grade A and A* and 65 per cent being awarded grade A*, A or B. As much as 11 per cent of all grades were A*, it said.
These figures are comparable to good independent schools in the United Kingdom.
The students who earned these results have gone on to universities and colleges in the UK, US, Canada and elsewhere around the world.
The grades for the IB Diploma range from grade 1 to grade 7 (with 7 being the highest). Grade 7 is equivalent to the new A* grade in the A-level grading system. Achieving a grade 7 is very difficult with around 7 per cent of all grades being awarded a grade 7 worldwide. The school’s figure for grade 7 was 15 per cent and is double the worldwide average. 50 per cent of all grades in the school were at grade 6 or 7 compared to 26 per cent worldwide. The Diploma pass rate was 93 per cent with an average IBDP points score of 35 points (the worldwide average is 30 points).
In the GCSE examinations, the percentage of grades A* to C was 94.5 per cent. 98.3 per cent of the students in Year 11 obtained five or more A* to C passes. 60 per cent of students achieved five or more A* - A grades.
St Christopher's results show, yet again, that the school is able to match and exceed the results of the best English private schools, said a spokesperson.
Commenting on the results, Ed Goodwin, principal of St Christopher’s School said: “We are all highly pleased by these results. They result from excellent teaching standards; the fine attitude of our students and the support of parents for their children’s education. Our A-level and IB Students are now ready to thrive at universities around the world and 100+ returning GCSE students, are ready and able to benefit from our A-level programme or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.” – TradeArabia News Service