At IGCSE, 73% of exams scored A* or A grade (vs 21% UK average), with an incredible 45% of exams achieving the top A* grade; a new record for Shrewsbury and 7 x higher than the UK average, where, in contrast, there has been overall decline in top grades this year. Nearly one quarter of all students achieved straight A*/A grades, and more than one third of the whole year group scored 7 or more A* grades.
At the very top end of the performances, 18 IGCSE students achieved 10 or more A* grades, including Primil (Mil) Horsin, who also notched A grades in 4 further exams. Five students scored 11 A*s and 2 students scored 12 A*s. Four students achieved A*s in all of their exams, including Hosana Tagomori and star athlete Jenjira (Gigi) Thien (10A* each), drama scholar Yasmin Ngyuen (11A*), and Chavanil (Pound) Chanpakorn (12A*).
The A-level results were no less remarkable, with 61% A* or A grade (vs 26% UK average) and 35% of all exams achieving the top A* grade; another improvement from last year, and more the 4x higher than the UK average, which remained at 8%. This statistic ranks above many of the best-performing independent schools in the UK; especially impressive given that it has been achieved by students for whom English is typically not the first language.
With straight A*grades in 4 or more subjects, seven Class of 2016 graduates are set to receive honorary scholarships from Shrewsbury. Pichan (Maek) Tangtrakulwong and Soe Htet (Robert) Khaing are set to take up their places at London’s Imperial College to read Chemical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering respectively, whilst Puriwat (France) Sophonariyanan is delighted to accept his place at Cambridge University’s Churchill College, also to study Engineering Sciences.
Favouring the opportunity to study at Yale University (of the US Ivy League) over her place at Cambridge, is Panchalay (Chalay) Chalermkraivuth , who will start her studies there alongside former Deputy Head Boy, Devesh Agrawal. Fellow economist Chayanis (Fern) Techalertumpai heads to top ranking UCLA, whilst Voranaree (Pim) Kijkool tops this year’s honours list with 5 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Biology and Chemistry. Pim heads to Brown University, also of the Ivy League.