In today’s rapidly changing world, successful individuals are the ones who have, among other things, a solid academic foundation and the requisite skills to distinguish themselves in globally competitive environments. One of these skills is test taking, and it is particularly beneficial when it comes to the high-stakes, international external examinations typically used in the college/university admissions process. Year after year, students throughout the SABIS® Network show that they have the knowledge and test-taking skills required to excel on external examinations.
In the spring of 2017, 3,150 students in 24 SABIS® Network schools took International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams in 24 subjects, Advanced (A) Levels in 9 subjects, and Advanced Placement (AP®) exams in 31 subjects. Eighty-nine (89) percent of SABIS® students who took IGCSEs received the highest grades of A*-C in comparison to a global average of 80% in the same subjects. Seventy-four (74) percent of students who took A Levels exams scored A*-C in comparison to 61% globally, and 77% of SABIS® students who took AP® exams earned a 3, 4, or 5, the highest scores possible in comparison to 58% globally. It is worth noting that all SABIS® schools implement a non-selective admissions policy, making these results all the more impressive.
These results are in line with 5-year performance averages for SABIS® students. The 5-year average of A*-C on IGCSE exams is 90% for SABIS® students and 80% globally. For A Levels, the 5-year average of A*-C is 81% for SABIS® versus 63% globally, and for AP® exams, the 5-year average of 3, 4, or 5 is 80% for SABIS® and 62% globally.
Equipped with a solid foundation of knowledge, impressive test-taking skills, and outstanding results on external exams, SABIS® students matriculate to many of the world’s top colleges and universities and go on to achieve success in a wide range of globally competitive environments.
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