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YCIS Shanghai students have 'tremendous year' in IGCSE & IB

STUDENTS at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) recently received top marks on the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. The excellent results provided the perfect salute to their years of hard work.

In the IGCSE, the overall A*-C rate improved from 85 percent to 92 percent of all entries this year, and the A*-A rate improved to 52 percent - YCIS Shanghai's best results ever.

Special recognition went to top student Erica Zhang, who scored A* in all nine of her examinations, a remarkably difficult achievement.

Zhang credited part of her success to her organized approach.

"The length of the exam period made me realize the importance of time management. I made timetables and?always studied in 45-minute periods with generous breaks in between so I could take a walk, take a nap, call a friend, have a snack, anything to relax and take my mind off work."

Daun Yorke, IB coordinator at YCIS Shanghai, said, "I am ecstatic about the IB results - it has been a tremendous year for our students. Of the 41 students who sat the full diploma, 41 passed. This 100 percent pass record is a fantastic achievement, and it is a celebratory day for everyone."

The average score earned by Diploma students was 35 points, well above the world average of 29 to 31 points. Out of the Diploma students, 17 percent scored 40 points or above with the top student this year attaining 44 points out of a possible 45 points. This also included a maximum score of 7 for English at the higher level.

Graduating valedictorian Alexia Cohade, who will attend the University of Pennsylvania's Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, has mixed feelings about moving on.

"My high school life has been amazing. I could not have asked for a better place to spend high school. I am thrilled to be attending university in the fall, but I am also very sad to be leaving everything behind and I will definitely miss YCIS."

The IB Program is not just about final examinations - key parts of the curriculum include study trips and volunteer activities, as well as music and sports.

For some members of the graduating class it meant music tours to Australia, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and London, and field trips around China.

Alexia noted that the IB trip to Thailand was one of her most memorable experiences at YCIS Shanghai.

The graduating class of 2010 had students from 18 nationalities. Appropriately, they now have their bags packed for universities around the world. They will be heading to: University of California, Los Angeles, Boston University, National Singapore Management University, University of Toronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Warwick, Savannah College of Art & Design, and many others.

This year, the YCIS Shanghai secondary school has a record enrollment and its largest Year 12 IB class to date.


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