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2015 External Exam Results are Here!

Nov 2015 #HeadlineNews

SABIS® Network schools around the globe provide students with a high-quality education that gives them an edge in college and beyond.  All network schools implement the SABIS® Educational System, a comprehensive proprietary program that includes all the tools needed to equip students for success. 

The SABIS® philosophy revolves around the firm belief that a university education is academically accessible to most students, rather than only a select few. In line with this philosophy, SABIS® Network schools around the world prepare each and every student for success on external exams – exams that determine to a large extent their acceptance to colleges and universities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Given that all schools in the SABIS® Network implement a non-selective admissions policy, realizing this philosophy is no easy feat. Year after year, the results are impressive, including the results just released for the 2015 examinations. These results show that students in SABIS® Network schools continue to perform well above global averages. Results just released for the 2015 examinations show that students in SABIS® Network schools have performed well above global averages once again!

We are pleased to share with you the results for the American Advanced Placement® (AP®) program and the British Advanced Levels (A Level) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

Advanced Placement®

Advanced Placement® exams are generally taken by students just before graduating.  The exams take place over a two-week period in May of each year and include written, oral, and practical portions which are designed to assess student knowledge and retention of material covered over a period of one to two years of preparation. 

In the spring of 2015, 1,053 students in SABIS® Network schools took AP® exams in 29 subjects.  A total of 2,763 exams were taken in 23 SABIS® Network schools.  Results showed that 83% of the examinations scored the highest marks of 3, 4, or 5, with 5 being the highest mark possible. 

Advanced Level

Like AP® exams, British-based Advanced Level exams, or A Levels, are taken by students who will soon be completing their secondary education.  The exams cover a two-year curriculum in a set subject and can include written, oral, and practical portions, with examinations scheduled over a period of one and a half months in the late spring each year.

In 2015, 303 students in SABIS® Network schools took A Level examinations in 11 subjects including Arabic, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Mathematics, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology, and Travel & Tourism.  Results from the 441 exams taken showed that 74% of examinations scored passing marks of A* through C, with A* being the highest score.  The global average of A*-C in the same subjects was 61%.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Also a British exam, the IGCSEs are typically taken by students who are completing the 10th or 11th grade in SABIS® Network schools.  In some subjects such as world languages, IGCSE exams are also taken by students who are much younger.  Like the AP® and A Level exams, IGCSEs cover material learned by students over a one to two year period and are taken in the spring of each year.

In the spring 2015 examination session, 1,879 students from 23 SABIS® Network schools took a total of 4,608 IGCSE exams in 30 subjects.  Results showed that 90% of the examinations were awarded marks of A*-C in comparison to a global average of 79% in the same subjects worldwide.

Whether for the American AP® program or the British A Level or IGCSE, SABIS® Network schools around the world ensure that each and every student is equipped for success on external exams, helping to place them squarely on the path to success in college and beyond.

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