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    YCIS Shanghai Students Excel in 2019 International Examinations

    School News

    28 Aug, 2019

    10 : 00

    • Having relaxed over the summer after the intense exam period, the time of year comes when students receive the results of their hard work. For YCIS Shanghai students and teachers, there was plenty to celebrate when the annual IGCSE and IB results were released this year.


      Our 2019 cohort of Year 11 students were the recipients of a fantastic set of results in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Among the successful results across the board at YCIS Shanghai Secondary, all of our students taking Foreign Language Mandarin earned 100% A*/A grades, and four students achieved eleven straight A*/A grades. In addition to these incredible results from the entire YCIS Shanghai Class of 2021, the students also dedicated themselves to earning a significant number of Community, Action, Service (CAS) hours and to participating and competing in a wide range of Co-Curricular activities during their exam year.


      For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) taken at the end of Year 13, YCIS Shanghai students once again far surpassed the world average, exemplifying that at YCIS Shanghai, every student achieves to their fullest potential. In keeping with our commitment to English and Chinese language instruction, 51% of YCIS Shanghai students completed a bilingual diploma, which is more than double the global figure of 24%. Also, an impressive number of IBDP candidates earned 40 points or more, and the highest score received by a YCIS Shanghai Class of 2019 student was 44 out of 45 – a remarkable feat.


      Beyond their excellent marks, the YCIS Shanghai Class of 2019 received acceptances from a host of top institutions around the world, including:

      • University of Toronto
      • University of Hong Kong
      • National University of Singapore
      • Kings College London
      • University College London
      • London School of Economics
      • University of California, Berkeley
      • University of California, Los Angeles
      • Northwestern University
      • Carnegie Mellon
      • Virginia Tech
      • University of Rochester
      • Waseda University

      A number of our students also received fantastic scholarship offers, including a full scholarship at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


      Our school leadership team, faculty, and the whole school community are immensely proud of the efforts of both the Class of 2021 and Class of 2019 students in these examinations. We look forward to following their educational journeys and further academic success in IB and at university, respectively.