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

In May 2015, 934 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. Of them, 97.3% achieved the full IB Diploma, with 59.7% achieving 35 or more IB points and 24.0% per cent achieving 40 or more points. The average score for students was 35.5 total points and the average grade per subject was 5.59 points. Fourteen ESF students achieved the maximum 45 points. The Bilingual Diploma was achieved by 120 students.

Click here to view ESF's IB Diploma Provisional Results for 2015.

 ESF results

Worldwide results

(May 2014*)

May 2015May 2014May 2013May 2012May 2011May 2010
Students entered for the full IB Diploma934935851779761-67,492

Students awarded the Diploma

(24 points or more)

909 (97.3%)

916 (98.0%)

837 (98.4%)

761 (97.7%)

747 (98.2%)

683 (94.6%)

79.3%

Mean score of students entered for the full IB Diploma

35.5 points

35.0 points

34.7 points

35.2 points

34.1 points

32.9 points

30.1 points

30 points or more823 (88.1%)

794
(84.9%)

712
(83.8%)
659
(84.6%)
610
(80.4%)
542
(75.1%)
53.2%
35 points or more

558 (59.7%)

518 (55.4%)

451 (53.1%)

431 (55.3%)

365 (48.0%)

266 (36.8%)

24.9%

40 points or more

224 (24.0%)

207 (22.1%)

161 (18.9%)

198 (25.4%)

119 (15.6%)

76 (10.5%)

6.8%

45 points (maximum)

15 students

13 (1.4%)

8 (0.9%)

12 (1.5%)

7 (0.9%)

2 (0.3%)

208 students

Mean grade per subject

5.59

5.54

5.49

5.55

5.39

5.24

4.70

*Worldwide results are for May 2014 as a full set of 2015 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. The mean total points per student is 49.4 points (out of a maximum possible total of 63 points), with 55 per cent of them achieving 50 or more points and 92 per cent achieving 40 or more. The mean grade per examination is 5.48 points, which compares favourably to the worldwide mean of 4.99.

GCSE/IGCSEs

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.

Grade

ESF results

UK average for GCSE (2014)

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

A*

29%

28%

28%

29%

26%

7%

A*-A

57%

56%

56%

55%

55%

21%

A*-C

93%

94%

93%

94%

93%

69%

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.