Wednesday, 8 March 2017

IGCSE Art Year 10

IGCSE Art students doing some etching using polypropylene

Friday, 27 January 2017

The final examinations approach for Year 11....

As we move into Term 2 Year 11 students sat mock examinations in the main hall in all their subjects.
Suddenly the end seems so much nearer!
The results of these examinations together with teacher classroom assessment will really help us us know where we are at and what we need to do next in order to do our best by the time the real exams arrive in May.

In this picture students nervously make their way into the hall for one of their mock examinations.
There were a total of seven days of examinations with 2 or 3 per day for each student.
In total over 100 IB and IGCSE separate examinations were sat in this week!

In this picture we see the invigilators getting things ready for the start of this examination.

Students await the start of the examination.

And they're off! 
Two hours of mathematics.
Good luck to them all!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Life in Year 10 and Year 11

Year 11 conducting an experiment in their science class.

Year 11 music class working hard on their set work.

A year 10 student studying his character for his monologue.

Three Year 10 students thinking about and looking for a new monologue/ duologue.

A Year 10 student searching for a new LAMDA piece!

A Year 10 student reading out her monologue to a friend.

Friday, 7 October 2016

This week in the world of our IGCSE students:

Year 11 Biology Students focused upon the wonder of life,


Year 11 DT students worked on the next stage of coursework; currently designing, building and reflecting on the modelling stage of their projects,

Stefanie (Year 11) prepared her piano piece so it can be recorded and sent off to CIE,

and the Year 10 ICT students worked on their practical application skills.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Top in Thailand Outstanding Students

We have a winner!
An outstanding achievement!

Each year Cambridge International Examinations publishes the names of the top single highest achieving student in each country for each IGCSE subject.

This year, in the June 2016 examinations, we have one student at GIS who has not only just got herself an A* but has also been recognised by Cambridge as achieving the top score in the IGCSE Combined Science examinations for the whole country.

We are extremely proud to announce that Seren Gordon was Top in Thailand for June 2016!!!

As such, we have the chance to go to Bangkok soon and receive that award at a special ceremony alongside the other winners of other subjects from across Thailand.

Congratulations Seren!

Yet another national winner from GIS.
Seren's achievement will be immortalised as 2 metre high poster alongside our other 9 winners from recent years.

Monday, 5 September 2016

IGCSE Results May 2016

GIS students have been celebrating some spectacular IGCSE results.

The IGCSEs are the world's leading qualification for 16-year-olds. GIS students took these examinations in May and the results have just been announced.

Among the star students was Shilpi, who was awarded 7A*s and 1 A. Getting an identical number of grades was Seren. Also doing brilliantly was Shomit, who now has a total of 7A*s and 3As and Jignil, who now has a total of 5A*s and 5As. In total, 75 per cent of all entries were awarded a C grade or higher.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge University and is the world's leading examination for 16-year-olds. GIS is the most established IGCSE centre in the region. The school's results are regularly far above the global average.

In addition, several Year 10 students took IGCSE Mathematics a year early, and all passed, while some Year 9 students took IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) – and had a 100 per cent success rate.

Mr Stokes, IGCSE Coordinator, said: "These amazing results show the dedication of both our talented students and our teachers. The IGCSE is a major examination and we are very proud that GIS has again shown its results are well above average. To have so many subjects achieve 100 per cent pass rates is remarkable.

“We are also delighted that so many of these students have stayed and have now started the IB Diploma Programme with a view to continuing their studies at world class universities in the future.”