Last week, the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) awarded Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) with the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education. YCIS is the first and only school in China to receive this honor.
CIE had previously recognized all four YCIS campuses individually in mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Chongqing) with Top of China (ToC) and/or Top of World (ToW) awards for excellence in examination results. The Cambridge Award, on the other hand, honors YCIS as a whole.
“This is a great honor for our students, staff, administrators, and directorate, who have all worked very hard to achieve excellence within the IGCSE curriculum established by CIE,” says Superintendent for YCIS in China Tom Ulmet.
“This year, CIE are recognizing the bigger picture of performance outcomes and YCIS China has certainly earned its place by having more ToC and ToW Awards than any other singly group of schools in China,” he continues. “This is certainly an exceptional, newsworthy, and outstanding result.”
A not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge, CIE is an internationally-recognized curriculum and qualification provider for students aged 9 to 15. IGCSE results are globally recognized by universities, institutions, and companies.
All Year 10 and Year 11 (Key Stage 4) secondary school students at YCIS take part in a two-year program that culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exam. Students study core subjects as well as elective subjects tailored to individual student interest.
After completing the IGCSE exam, students move on to the IB Program. Previous honors from CIE include Cambridge Top in the World IGCSE Awards, Top in China IGCSE Awards, High Achievement in IGCSE Awards, and Best Across IGCSE Awards.
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