Overview of public examination results of ESF students
ESF secondary schools and two Private Independent Schools continue to achieve outstanding results in public examinations. Over the summer, we celebrated excellent IB Diploma, Applied Learning, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and GCSE/IGCSE results.
IB Diploma Pathway
More than 900 Year 13 students from Discovery College (DC), King George V School (KGV), Island School (IS), Sha Tin College (STC), South Island School (SIS), Renaissance College (RCHK) and West Island School (WIS) completed the IB Diploma in May. Of them, 98 per cent achieved the full IB Diploma, with 55.4 per cent achieving 35 or more IB points and 22.1 per cent achieving 40 or more points. The average score for students was 35.0 total points and the average grade per subject was 5.54 points. Thirteen ESF students achieved the maximum 45 points. The Bilingual Diploma was achieved by 135 students.
Students awarded the Diploma
(24 points or more)
Mean score of students entered for the full IB Diploma
|30 points or more|
35 points or more
40 points or more
45 points (maximum)
Mean grade per subject
*Worldwide results are for May 2013 as a full set of 2014 data is not available until November.
Applied Learning Pathway
One hundred Year 13 students from KGV, IS, STC, SIS and WIS successfully completed the Applied Learning Pathway. These students followed personalised pathways that involved the Business and Technology Education Council award (BTEC), or BTEC with a combination of either IB subject certificates and/or AS Levels. BTEC subjects studied include Art and Design, Business, Creative Media Production, Media, Music Technology, Performing Arts, Sport, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Engineering as well as Travel and Tourism.
For the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, 58 per cent of entries were awarded a distinction or above and 86 per cent merit or above. For the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, 65 per cent of entries were awarded a double distinction or above and 91 per cent double merit or above. For the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, 49 per cent of entries were awarded a triple distinction or above and 74 per cent triple merit or above.
IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
This is the sixth year that students at RCHK have completed the IB MYP and the third year for DC students. Over 200 Year 11 students completed the programme, with 97 per cent of eligible students achieving the MYP Certificate. The mean total points per student is 49.3 points (out of a maximum possible total of 63 points), with 38 per cent of them achieving 52 or more points and 75 per cent achieving 46 or more. The mean grade per examination is 5.47 points, which compares favourably to the worldwide mean of 4.99.
Roughly 1,000 Year 11 students from KGV, IS, STC, SIS and WIS participated in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and its international equivalent, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Fifty-seven per cent of all examinations were awarded either A* or A grades and 93 per cent awarded A* to C grades. This is the sixth consecutive year that more than half of the examinations were awarded A* or A grades.
UK average for GCSE (2014)
We are also particularly pleased with the individual achievements of students in our Learning Support Centres (LSCs). Students took a range of external qualifications appropriate to them. These included: BTEC awards, (I)GCSEs, Edexcel Entry Level awards and the ASDAN Personal Development Programme awards.