Wellington College International Shanghai pupils who took their IBDP and IGCSE examinations last summer can be rightly proud of their extremely positive results, which were the best yet for the College.
- The IB cohort’s average score was 36.5.
- The cohort average was significantly above the global average of 29.5.
- All year 13 pupils who took the IB course gained the full Diploma.
- At IGCSE, 75% of all IGCSE grades were A*/A.
- 96% of all IGCSE grades were A*/B.
- 47% of IGCSE grades were A*, making this the most common grade.
- Year on year improvement:
A*/A grades improved from 67% in 2017 to 75% in 2018.
A*/B grades improved from 85% in 2017 to 96% in 2018.
Areas of particular excellence include mathematics and the sciences, as well as languages. In French, Mandarin IB ab initio and Chinese B (Chinese as a foreign language), all IB pupils scored 7. This success was replicated at IGCSE with excellent results in modern languages including Mandarin, Spanish, French and English language.
This kind of success has led to the vast majority of year 13 leavers gaining offers from their university of choice. Leavers have received offers to study a wide range of subjects including mathematics, business, medical sciences, economics and liberal arts courses at universities such as Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College London, LSE, University of British Columbia and the University of Texas at Austin.
Wellington is a school where there is success all around the curriculum – in sciences, humanities, the performing and applied arts, mathematics and languages. Pupils have excelled in every area. A testament to this is that,once again, highest achievers across the board in this year’s exams were also those who took fullest advantage of everything that Wellington Shanghai has to offer. There’s a strong correlation between the pupils with the highest grades and the cast lists of school productions, the team sheets in sports, the line-ups of musical ensembles, the pupil leadership of various projects. This underlines the ongoing importance of a truly holistic approach to education, where living life to the fullest not only encourages the development of character and passion; it also actively supports tangible academic success.
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