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Students Earn Top Scores

Nine Dulwich Students Earn Highest Marks in China, the World Every year, the University of Cambridge International Examinations honours students who achieved the world’s highest marks in subjects assessed for the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE). For the November 2011 to June 2012 Cambridge examination period, nine students from the Dulwich College International family of schools earned Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. Teh Jhia Jiat of the Dulwich College International High School Programme in Zhuhai gained the highest market in the World for Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics. Dulwich College Beijing students Matilde Xiao, Samual Tang, Kevin Li, and Rebecca Zhu achieved the highest marks IGCSE Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese, and Livia Boer earned the award for gaining the highest mark in China for IGCSE First Language German. Dulwich College Shanghai students Madison Braun and Helen Zha achieved “Top in China” awards for IGCSE results in Drama, and both English and French, respectively. Last but not least, Da Eun Lee (Chloe) of Dulwich College Suzhou (pictured), gained the highest mark in China for IGCSE First Language Korean. These students reflect Dulwich College International’s commitment to excellence across all subject areas from maths and science to foreign languages and the creative arts. Overall the Class of 2012’s performance was very well placed in international rankings and several of our students gained entry into the World’s top universities as a result. After just three years of matriculating students through the IB diploma programme, Dulwich College international school alumni attend 15 of the World’s top 25 universities, according to US News and World Report World’s Best Universities 2012. This number includes six of the top 10: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College, Yale, and Princeton. Here are some exam highlights from the Class of 2012: International Baccalaureate (IB) The world average IB score in 2012 was 30 out of a possible 45, and 40+ points being a coveted mark of top students. In 2012, Dulwich College Shanghai and Dulwich College Beijing achieved average IB scores of 36.2 and 35.5, respectively. Seven students (12.5%) from Dulwich College Beijing scored 40+ points, and an outstanding 25% of the Dulwich College Shanghai IB cohort achieved 40 points or higher. As a benchmark, the world average for scoring 40 or more points in 2012 was 3.9%. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) In 2012, 69% of Dulwich College Beijing students achieved A*/A, while 64% earned A*/A at Dulwich College Shanghai. At the Dulwich College International High School Programme in Zhuhai, of the 28 students who sat the IGCSE Maths examination, 26 earned A*/A. In total, 45% of Dulwich College International students achieved A*/A in 2012.