Impressive results of VAS students after a year of fluctuations

11:00 | 03/09/2020
Overcoming many challenges and fluctuations in this school year, high school students of Vietnam-Australia International School who enrolled in the Cambridge International Academic programme have still achieved excellent results on IGCSE and AS-A Level exams. Moreover, all Grade 12 students who sat the National High School Graduation Examination have passed the exam with 92 per cent earning grade 7.0 or above.

In the IGCSE exams, 93 per cent of VAS Grade 10 students scored fair to excellent grades (C-A*), which is 20 per cent higher than the previous year when 73 per cent of students achieved the same grades.

Among those, the percentage of students earning good to excellent grades (B-A*) was twice as high as last year with 81 per cent compared to 41 per cent. In the whole VAS system, 27 students achieved A-A* scores in all five subjects, five of whom achieved five A* grades in all the subjects they studied.

VAS students also posted outstanding achievements in the AS Level exam at Grade 11. This school year, 94 per cent of VAS students achieved fair to excellent grades (C-A), which is a 22 per cent increase compared to the previous school year.

Among those, four students achieved A grades in all of their subjects. In addition, Grade 11 VAS students studying the A Level for Advanced Math have completed this programme in just one year with significantly high results, three of whom achieved the highest grade possible (A*).

impressive results of vas students after a year of fluctuations
33 students achieved the maximum grades of A-A* in all of their taken subjects

In the A-Level examinations, one of the educational programmes that is taught and highly valued by higher educational institutions in more than 160 countries around the world, 93 per cent of Grade 12 students achieved fair to excellent grades (C-A*), an increase of 34 per cent from the previous school year. Over half of these students (56 per cent), reached the highest possible that is A-A*, which was two-thirds higher than the previous year (22 per cent).

In the whole VAS system, 33 students achieved the maximum grades of A-A* in all the taken subjects.

In the whole VAS system, 33 students achieved the maximum grades of A-A* in all the taken subjects. These included Nguyen Thuy Quynh from class 12B5 of the Ba Thang Hai campus, who obtained the maximum score of four A* in the A-Level exams of Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, and Business. Another remarkable example of VAS Grade 12 high-achievers is Nguyen Xuan Nguyen also from the Ba Thang Hai campus, who scored 3 A* and 1 A in all four subjects of Maths, Business Studies, Economics, and Computer Science. Previously in Grade 11, Xuan Nguyen was awarded the title Top in the Country for the Business Studies subject in the Cambridge AS Level exam.

92 per cent VAS students reach grade seven or above

In the National High School Graduation Examination held in August, all Grade 12 students in the VAS system passed, with 92 per cent (110 out of 120 students) achieving an average grade of 7.0 or above.

For Math, 100 per cent of the total student population achieved above average grades, 40 per cent of whom scored eight and above. The average Math grade achieved by VAS students was 7.6, which is 14 per cent higher than the average Math grade of Vietnam. For English, the average grade of VAS students is 7.4, which is 26 per cent higher than the average English grade of Ho Chi Minh City and 62 per cent higher than the average English grade of Vietnam. Among those, 41 per cent of the total number of students taking part in the exam earned an average grade of 8.0 or above.

impressive results of vas students after a year of fluctuations
41 per cent of VAS students earned an average of 8.0 or above in the National High School Graduation exam

In total, VAS has eight students achieving high grades of 7.0 and above in all exam subjects. These students included Du Chi Vi, Luong Hai Minh, Phan Thanh Hoang Yen, Bui Thanh Hung, Tran Ha Quang Huy, Pham Yen Nhi, Nguyen Quang Tu, Tran Bao Minh Chan who studied at the Ba Thang Hai, Garden Hills, Hoang Van Thu, and Sunrise campuses. Notably, student Phan Thanh Hoang Yen has successfully earned four grades of 8.0, one grade of 9.0, and one grade of 10 in the exams.

Ready to access leading universities in the world and in Vietnam

The 2019-2020 school year is undoubtedly a year without precedent for all educationalists in general due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time students had the longest stay-at-home period and had to make lessons and tests online. However, with the great effort of all students, the consent and support of parents, as well as the efforts to bring innovative and flexible methods of VAS teachers and staff; they have completed the school year with proud achievements.

Though online learning presents an exciting yet challenging experience for students, it has opened up a great opportunity for them to approach modern learning methods via the digital platform and cultivate self-awareness and self-motivation in studying and doing research. Having to maintain the flow of learning under difficult circumstances has in fact fostered their ability to be flexible and adaptable to all situations and changes – the vital skills for them to further study, work, and live in both foreign countries and in Vietnam.

impressive results of vas students after a year of fluctuations
Nine universities in Vietnam and thousands of universities in the world accredit the AS and A Level certifications

The Cambridge certificates and qualifications they gain are permanently valid and accredited worldwide. A Level certificates are now accepted in more than 600 universities in the US, all universities in the UK, and nine universities in Vietnam. Taken with IELTS band 6.5+ and the Full License certificate for International Information and Communication Technology offered at VAS, students can be confident when applying for both scholarships and transfer to reputable universities and colleges of their choice around the world.

Currently, fifteen VAS 12th and 9th graders have received invitation letters and have won scholarships with a total value of more than $1 million from leading universities and high schools in the world such as University of Amsterdam, King's College London, and University College London.

From the new school year (2020-2021), VAS has introduced a new pathway of study called the “Cambridge Academic Programme International” (CAPI) for students from grades 9 to 12 at four campuses. The programme has been designed to serve the needs of many students and parents in Ho Chi Minh City for a fuller international programme with reasonable tuition fees. It helps students reduce learning pressure by focusing more on academic knowledge of the Cambridge programme. Students will take only a few subjects in the Ministry of Education and Training’s programme. Completing Grade 12, students can sit the exam and receive diplomas and certificates from both programmes including the Cambridge AS-A Level and, if they so wish, the National Degree.

Sign up to visit and learn more about educational programmes at VAS at vas.edu.vn or via hotline 0911 2677 55.

By Ha Thuy

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