Grade 10 IGCSE Results 2016-17


                                                                                

14th August, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) announced their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) results on 10th August 2017. We are pleased to announce that our students have done extremely well this year:

Table 1: IGCSE Results at a glance

Total No. of Students appeared for the IGCSE examination

51

IGCSE Achievement %

100 %

No. of Students who passed in all the subjects

51

No. of students appeared for ICE (a more rigorous and prestigious award than the IGCSE) (refer Appendix 1 for details on ICE)

49

No. of students who got ICE

49

ICE achievement % for 49 students

100%

No. of Students who got a distinction in ICE

20 (41%)

No. of Students who got a merit in ICE

24 (49%)

No. of Students who got a pass in ICE

5 (10%)

The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) that gives equivalence certificates for the Indian context demands that IGCSE students get 5 passes in IGCSE including English. This means that all our students have passed, which equates their IGCSE award to an Indian 10th class passing certificate. (Please refer to Appendix 2 for the details).

Our students have been doing well in the IGCSE Exams over the past 4 years and the results have been improving with each batch. The table below shows the comparative analysis of the results of our students.

Table 2 : Comparative result for the last four batches

IGCSE Results over the years

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Total No. of Students appeared for the IGCSE examination

33

38

57

51

No. of Students who passed in all the subjects

33

38

57

51

ICE achievement % for given academic year

91%

97%

96%

100 %

No. of Students who got a distinction in ICE

5 (17%)

13 (35%)

15 (27%)

20 (41%)

No. of Students who got a merit in ICE

21 (70%)

19 (51%)

31 (57%)

24 (49%)

No. of Students who got a pass in ICE

4 (13%)

5 (14%)

9 (16%)

5 (10%)

The key highlights of the results this year:

You can see in Appendix 3 the proportion of the highest  two as well as the highest  three highest grades for our students.

Table 3: No. of students who go the top 2 and top 3 grades across subjects

Here is the subject wise performance of students in terms of no. of A* (highest grade), A and B grades scored across subjects for the examinations in the year 2016-17:

Subject Group for ICE as per CIE

Subject

Total No. of students who took this exam

A*

A

% of students who are in the top 2 grades (A* & A)

B

Total

 (A*, A, B)

% of students who are in the top 3 grades (A*, A, B)

1: Languages

English as a second language

5

0

0

0%

1

1

20%

1: Languages

First Language English

47

1

4

11%

11

16

34%

1: Languages

Hindi

29

4

8

41%

13

25

86%

1: Languages

French

22

0

2

9%

4

6

27%

2: Humanities & Social Sciences

English Literature

11

3

3

55%

2

8

73%

2: Humanities & Social Sciences

Global Perspectives

31

3

11

45%

11

25

81%

2: Humanities & Social Sciences

India Studies

20

7

5

60%

4

16

80%

2: Humanities & Social Sciences

Economics

22

3

11

64%

4

18

82%

3: Sciences

Coordinated Sciences*

51

14

18

63%

11

43

84%

4: Mathematics

Additional Mathematics

11

0

5

45%

5

10

91%

4: Mathematics

International Mathematics

51

18

16

67%

5

39

76%

5: Creative, Technical & Vocational

Art & Design

3

0

0

0%

0

0

0%

5: Creative, Technical & Vocational

Enterprise

22

0

2

9%

4

6

27%

5: Creative, Technical & Vocational

Information Communication and Technology

19

0

4

21%

5

9

47%

5: Creative, Technical & Vocational

Computer Science

13

3

4

54%

3

10

77%

*Note: Coordinated Sciences grades are a double award subject. So the A* is A*A*, A is AA and B is BB.

** For International Mathematics Core, highest grade awarded is C.

Please refer to Appendix 2 for the grade boundaries for all the subjects.

Most of our students have chosen to continue with the IB Diploma Program in Fountainhead school. IGCSE has been a good preparation for the IB Diploma Program and the grades achieved in IGCSE act as a guideline in deciding the subjects for the IBDP which are aligned with their careers.

Please join us in congratulating the students and wishing them success for their academic career ahead. IGCSE result is surely a turning point which will boost their confidence and help them do better in their further studies. But the journey has just begun, they have many challenges to overcome as yet and we believe that we have equipped to them pursue their aspirations by putting in their best efforts.

Regards,

Bhumika Parmar (Senior School Vice Principal & IGCSE Coordinator)

Ankita Diwekar-Kabra (Primary School Principal and Dy. Head of School)

Vardan Kabra (Head of School)


Appendix 1: What is IGCSE & ICE Award?

Subjects offered at Fountainhead School

Group 1 (Languages)

Group 2

(Humanities

& Social Sciences)

Group 3

(Sciences)

Group 4

(Mathematics)

Group 5

(Creative,

Technical &

Vocational)

[Minimum 1 subject from Group 5]

First Language English

OR

English as a Second Language

Second Language

 Hindi

OR

French

India Studies

OR

Global Perspectives

English Literature

(optional)

Economics

(optional)

Coordinated Sciences

[Physics, Chemistry & Biology]

(compulsory)

International Mathematics

(compulsory)

Additional

Mathematics

(optional)    

Enterprise

   Computer Science/Information & Communication Technology

  Art & Design

Cambridge ICE is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE, and is very popular in the USA and South America. It allows schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-ice/

Another important benefit that Cambridge ICE offers is that candidates can demonstrate competence across a wide range of subjects and skills. Cambridge ICE carries greater currency in its own right in those countries where it is popular.

In India most schools offering the IGCSE, offer the ICE program, and it is considered more prestigious than regular IGCSE.

Criteria for getting Distinction, merit and pass for the ICE award.

Results

Award

Grade A(a) or above in five subjects and Grade C(c) or above in two subjects

Distinction

Grade C(c) or above in five subjects and Grade F(f) or above in two subjects

Merit

Grade G(g) or above in seven subjects

Pass

Appendix 2:  AIU equivalence requirements for IGCSE in India

The Association of Indian Universities  (AIU) had a mandatory requirement of students getting 5 passes ( minimum grade “G”) in at least 5 subjects including English.  Only then, a student is considered Grade 10 pass equivalent in India.

 Please refer to the extract from the AIU document below. Henceforth, all our students are eligible to apply in any school or university in India as they have passed in 5 subjects including English.

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Figure 1: Extract from the latest update from AIU on equivalence of International boards to Indian education system

Appendix 3:  Grade boundaries for all the IGCSE subjects

To give you an idea of what it takes to get the top grades in the subjects, take a look at the following tables which shows grades boundaries for the following subjects:

Grade Available

Total Marks

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

English as a second language

200

179

161

143

125

111

97

-

-

First Language English

100

83

74

65

57

47

38

-

-

Hindi

90

76

68

60

52

43

34

24

14

French

200

164

144

124

105

86

67

48

29

English Literature

100

58

51

44

38

33

28

22

16

Global Perspectives

200

172

152

132

112

95

78

61

44

India Studies

165

114

100

86

73

62

51

39

27

Economics

150

126

109

92

75

63

51

41

31

Coordinated Sciences*

240

180

151

122

94

80

66

54

42

Additional Mathematics

160

140

113

86

59

49

39

-

-

International Mathematics

200

169

144

119

94

69

45

-

-

Art & Design

200

149

127

105

84

68

52

37

22

Enterprise

200

150

133

116

100

82

65

46

27

Information Communication and Technology

300

217

187

157

128

99

70

43

16

Computer Science

125

100

84

68

52

44

36

27

18