Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is once again celebrating an impressive set of A Level results. The results for the graduating class of 2013 showed that 77% of exams were awarded the top A*, A or B grades – compared to the UK national average of 53%.

Behind the statistics are many individual success stories including that of Boonyaporn (Orr) Chinthammit who achieved 5 A*/A passes (Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Japanese). She will now take up a place at Oxford University to read Biochemistry.

Another 10 students gained 4 straight A* or A grades passes. These include former Deputy Head of School Khanittha Wang who will now study Liberal Arts at Brown University in the US, and Napat (Pecky) Leelathuwanont who will continue her studies at Cambridge University reading Electrical Engineering.

A total of 76 Shrewsbury students took 247 examinations across 21 subjects. Economics students performed particularly well – of the 24 who took the exam 21 achieved an A* or A grade. The A* pass rate of 63.5% compared to a UK national average of just 7%. Those gaining an A* grade included Kanapol (Toong) Chamnanchang who will now study Real Estate and Business at New York University and Rit Chaowanagawi who will now take up a place at Oxford University reading Biological Sciences.

Success in the creative arts was notable too. Fifty nine per cent of students who took the Art and Design exam gained A* or A grades (compared to UK average of 28%) and 50% gained the top grades in Design Technology (UK average 17%).  Gaining A* in both of these subjects and also in Mathematics was Krongkanok (Por) Harnsongkram who will now study Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, and also former Deputy Head of School Praew Suntiasvaraporn who will study Industrial Design at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

In Mathematics, 83% of examinations were passed at A*, A or B grade (compared to 65% UK average). Enjoying A* grade success in Mathematics was last year’s Head of School Koen van der Hoeven who has taken up a place at University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science, and Tipok (Ohm) Vivattanasarn who will read Psychology at University College London.