Secondary School Achievements
St. Andrews International School Green Valley
Academic Results 2017â€”2018
Gold Level Accreditation Once Again In late April and early May 2018 a team of three UK inspectors from the Educational Development Trust (EDT) visited school on an Accreditation visit. This team was also joined by two inspectors from Sor Mor Sor who concentrated on evaluating the strength of our Thai Programme. We are very happy to report that the inspections went very well and we have once again been awarded Gold Status (the top award possible) as an Outstanding School. In the eight different areas inspected we were, as we were in 2015, Outstanding in all areas. The inspectors praised St. Andrews Green Valley for being a highly inclusive community, one which students, parents and teachers feel very proud to be part of. Every three years we are inspected by The Education Development Trust (EDT), which is a world authority on school inspection and evaluation, having inspected schools around the world for more than 20 years. The purpose of the three day visit by UK and Thai inspectors is to assure parents and students that the school has been judged by independent inspectors to meet rigorous quality standards. All schools in the UK and reputable International Schools throughout the world undergo these types of inspections.
The UK inspectors from EDT evaluate every school using the same 8 standards, as part of the ISQM (International Schools Quality Mark) accreditation. These are: Standard 1: The standards that students reach in their work and the progress they make.
Standard 2: Studentsâ€™ personal development. Standard 3: Teaching and Learning. Standard 4: The Curriculum. Standard 5: Accommodation and Resources. Standard 6: How well the school cares and supports its students. Standard 7: Partnership with the Community. Standard 8: Leadership, Management and Governance. St Andrews Green Valley was graded as Outstanding in all 8 areas and therefore was once again awarded Gold Standard Accreditation (the top award possible)!
IB Results for 2018 The IB Diploma Programme is a two year course where students study six subjects; three at higher level and three at standard level. The maximum grade a student can achieve in one of their six subjects is seven points. In addition to the six subjects, Diploma students study Theory of Knowledge and complete an Extended Essay which provide up to three bonus points for students. The maximum IB Diploma score is therefore 45 points. The minimum score needed to pass the IB Diploma is 24 points and the world average each year is around 30. Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) is also a core element of the IB Diploma Course as it encourages students to engage with the local community and also continue to find ways to improve themselves.
The class of 2018 achieved outstanding results and we are very proud to report that in what is now becoming a proud tradition for St Andrews Green Valley, we once again achieved a 100% pass rate compared to a world average of 80%. This is the sixth year in a row we have achieved this result! Other headline facts include:
A total of 11 students followed the IB Diploma curriculum in Year 13 with 9 of these students completing the full diploma.
Our Average Diploma Score was 34.89 compared to a world average of just under 30.
All 9 full diploma students achieved a diploma score higher than the world average.
St Andrews’ Average Grade was 5.28 compared to a world average of approximately 4.70.
Sasiwimon (Thangkwa) Suksaisakulsakdi achieved a score of 40 points (top 10% in the world), Isabella Hickox achieved 39 points, Nongpassorn (Ping) Archawapongpanish 37 points and Jordan Hickox 36 points.
Our Diploma students achieved an average of 1.78 bonus points compared to a world average of 1.28.
Historical Record of IB Diploma Results Completing and passing the IB Diploma is a significant achievement. In 2018, over 166,000 students sat exams for the full Diploma or in individual subjects. St Andrews Green Valley had a total of eleven graduating students with nine completing the full diploma. All nine of these students achieved a diploma points total above the world average. In recent years, St. Andrews Green Valley has established a culture of academic excellence easily outstripping world averages and consistently producing results that establish it as the premier International School on the Eastern Seaboard.
Average Diploma Score St Andrews GV
Average Diploma Score Worldwide
Average Grade Score St Andrews GV
Average Grade Score Worldwide
Diploma Pass Rate St Andrews GV
Diploma Pass Rate Worldwide
Bilingual Diploma Pass Rate St Andrews GV
Bilingual Diploma Pass Rate Worldwide
Individual Excellence Many of our students have also achieved excellent individual IB Diploma scores. In 2017 students who achieved 39 points were in the top 13% worldwide; 40 points the top 10%; 42 points the top 3% and 45 points was the top score possible worldwide. The table below shows our honour roll. Name
Mo Suksaisakulsakdi (2016)
Pierre Walker (2017)
Declan Negus (2017)
Ty Kerr (2016)
James Popp (2012)
Minhyuk Lee (2014)
Chalisa Kanjanarat (2015)
Kitty Sompiyachoke (2015)
Isabella Hickox (2018)
Terrence Sant (2015)
Highest Individual Subject Grades In 2017, the world average was:
Grade 7 achieved by 7.7% of students
Grade 6 or 7 achieved by 29% of students
Over the past 5 years at St. Andrews
Grade 6 or 7 achieved by 40% of students
Mo – 45 points
Pierre – 43 points
IGCSE Results for 2018 The International General Certificate of Secondary Education or IGCSE is the equivalent of the GCSE’s (O levels). Typically IGCSE’s are a two year course which students study in Years 10 and 11. Many of the IGCSE courses include a course work component but most typically conclude with examinations in May – June of the second year. Students receive grades of A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and U (ungraded) for their work with grades of A* - C considered as strong passing grades. Grades of 1 - 9 are now being used in GCSE PE and GCSE Music. In total, twenty three St Andrews students sat a full range of IGCSE exams at the end of year 11 achieving excellent results which, as usual, were well above international standards. Students at St Andrews will typically sit exams in seven to ten subjects at IGCSE level, although some students do sit more. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science are at the centre of the IGCSE programme. As St Andrews is not satisfied with just delivering the normal IGCSE programme, students are given many opportunities to strive for additional and higher results. Examples of this are: English 2nd Language exams being taken in year 9; Year 10 students sitting English First Language and Mathematics exams one year early; students sitting Additional Maths exams as well as exams for the normal maths programme; students sitting exams in 3 individual Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) instead of the Coordinated Science programme. St Andrews are very proud of the overall results achieved in 2018. A few highlights are:
80.4% grades of A* - C’s compared to a UK average of just under 70%
36 % grades of A* - A compared to a UK average of around 22%
100% pass rate in English Literature, Additional Maths, French, Mandarin, Dutch, History Art, Chemistry and Physics.
St Andrews students also achieved a number of individual successes. Highly notable results were achieved by:
Yujun 11 x A*
David 9 x A* / A
Toosje 9 x A* / A
Foei Foei 8 x A* / A
IGCSE Accelerated Programmes IGCSE exams are normally taken at the end of year 11, however, at St Andrews Green Valley we are strong believers in encouraging our students to sit IGCSE exams early if they are capable of doing so. By doing this, we accelerate our students learning thereby giving them a better chance to achieve higher IGCSE and IB results and in turn improved opportunities for University entry. Mathematics This year 16 Year 10 students decided to take on the challenge of sitting their IGCSE Maths exam one year early achieving spectacular results. All 16 students passed achieving 10 x A*, 4 x A and 2 x B. An amazing result! Languages Many of our students are very gifted when it comes to languages. This year as part of our accelerated learning programme, we had students from Years 8 and 9 sit IGCSE exams in First and Second Language French, First Language Japanese and Second Language Dutch with 100% of students achieving grades of A* - B.
Year 10 IGCSE Maths Class: 100% A* - B including 10 grades of A*
English For a number of years the English Department has prepared students to take the IGCSE English as a Second Language (E2L) exam at the end of year 9. Many other schools have students sit this exam at the end of year 10 or 11. By teaching the second language curriculum in year 9, our students are able to concentrate on the English First Language and English Literature syllabi in years 10 and 11. Therefore by the end of year 11 many students achieve passing grades in IGCSE English as a Second Language, English First Language and English Literature. An outstanding achievement. Over the past 5 years over 130 students have been entered for the English as a Second Language exam before Year 11 with a spectacular pass rate of over 90%. This year 28 Year 9 and 10 students sat the E2L exam with 93% achieving a grade of C or better! Science All students study the IGCSE Coordinated Science during Year 10. At the end of Year 10, however, selected students have the option to move up to Triple Award Science where they study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as individual subjects. This is excellent preparation for IB Diploma, giving students a great lift towards maximum results. Over the past 5 years thirty eight students have entered the Triple Award Science programme achieving a total of 52 x A* and 33 x A grades out of a total of 114 possible grades. Thatâ€™s a grade of A* - A 74.6% of the time. Absolutely outstanding!
Historical Record of IGCSE Results Secondary students always find studying IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11 challenging as the workload is greater than when they are in year 9. St Andrews Green Valley students however have a strong track record of meeting this challenge, achieving excellent exam results. The table below summaries IGCSE results achieved by SAIS GV students between 2013 and 2017. The comparison to the UK Average shows that our results have consistently been well in excess of international standards.
SAIS GV 2014
SAIS GV 2015
SAIS GV 2016
SAIS GV 2017
SAIS GV 2018
% A* - C Grades
% A* & A Grades
Individual Excellence Total Number of IGCSE Passing Grades
Total Number of A*-A Grades in IGCSE Exams
Yujun (2018), Dagmar (2012)
Yujun (2018), David (2018), Thangkwa (2016), Mild (2016), Sarah (2016), Atis (2015), Dagmar (2012), Luca (2012).
Thangkwa (2016), Atis (2015), Luca (2012), Minhyuk (2012), Maura (2010)
Eric (2017), Jade (2017), Jiwon (2017), Eliza (2017), Dong-Gun (2017), Jae Min (2017), Bella (2016), Angela (2016), Pierre (2015), Im (2014), Twanya (2013), Tee (2012), Earth (2012), Minhyuk (2012), Maura (2010), James (2010)
Jade (2017), Eliza (2017), Mild (2016), Pierre 2015), Im (2015), Ed (2015), Farrukh (2015), Jasmine T (2012), Chey (2012), Earth (2012), Benji (2012)
David (2018), Andy (2017), Declan (2015), Ty (2014), Mo (2014), Sangmin (2013), Kitty (2013), Tee (2013), Tip (2010), James (2010)
John (2018), Wesley (2018), Max (2018), Gridj (2017), Poppup (2017), Baitong (2017), Andy (2017) Declan (2015), Connor (2015), Ed (2014), Gla (2014), Farrukh (2014), Mathilde (2014), YuTung (2013), Sangmin (2013), Nuttapong (2013), Kao (2013),
Dong-Gun (2017), Connor (2015), Kao (2013)
University Information Nearly 100% of St Andrews students study at university once they graduate from school. Our students travel to a wide range of countries to pursue their tertiary education and many have been accepted into the Top 50 World Universities ranked by Times Education. These include: University College, London, Kings College London, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Melbourne and University of Hong Kong. The majority of students attend universities overseas: approx. 30% to the UK, 15% to North America, 15% to The Netherlands, 10% to Australia, 10% to the EU and 10% to Thai Universities. Here is an overview of where some of our graduates are studying this year. Sasiwimon Suksaisakulsakdi (Thangkwa) BSC Mathematics University of Exeter, UK
Bella Hickox Dual Degree in Law and International Relations* University of Queensland Australia
Jordan Hickox Bachelor of Education Primary School Teaching* University of Wollongong Australia
Suchanya (Mild) Trakarnsakdikul Economics at Oxford College of Emory University USA
Myles Wilkinson Class of 2018 Business and Management (Marketing) University of Sussex . UK
Troeng (Oat) Bovornrattanakosol Mechanical Engineering at Hanze University of Applied Sciences The Netherlands
Sarah Peake Fine Arts at Minerva ArtsAcademy The Netherlands.
Jesse Mahajan Class of 2018 First Year Studies Alberta College of Art and Design. Canada
End of the Year Award Winners 2017 - 2018 In order to achieve academic excellence at IGCSE and IB level we promote a strong culture of achievement throughout the school, which culminates in our end of year academic awards ceremony. Congratulations to the winners of the following End of Year Academic Awards. Year 7
Jae Min Jiwon
Ph: Andy Ch: Jade Bio: Jade ESS: Pooppup
Computing / ICT
CAS / ToK
Most Consistently Hardworking Most Improved Student
ToK: Pooppup CAS: Jody Jade
Best Overall Academic Student