45 pupils from 17 countries took IGCSE and GCSEs in the intensive One Year GCSE course in thirteen different subjects in addition to their first languages: 88% achieved A* to C with 40.4% achieving A* to A. Many subjects including Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Art and Design and Music enjoyed a 100% A* to C pass rate.
Head of The Mount, Mill Hill International, Sarah Bellotti, said: “We are so proud of the achievements of our international pupils who have worked extremely hard in a wide variety of subjects. My heartfelt congratulations to the pupils and to the teachers who have worked tirelessly to help our pupils fulfil their ambitions.”
The rigour of the IGCSE Cambridge International Examinations notwithstanding, many of our pupils managed to achieve outstanding results in over 8 subjects, no mean achievement considering the examinations were taken with under one year’s preparation, instead of the two year GCSE course. Yuyang Tian achieved 6 A*s and 2 As; Yuemei Jiang 6 A*s and 1 A, and Maria Corella Gomez achieved 7 A*s to A, gaining an A in First language English which, considering she started Mill Hill Summer School in July 2016 with a lower-intermediate level of English (A2), is truly remarkable.
Many of the Year 11 pupils will be joining Mill Hill School to start their A level courses in September. Others will be returning home to their native countries while a number have been offered places in other leading independent schools such as St Paul’s School and Lancing College.