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Examination Results 2019

Pinehurst School students take Cambridge external examinations in five different year levels. For most students, it works like this:

  • In Year 6, the last year of Primary School, students take Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • In Year 9, students take Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • In Year 11, students take IGCSE exams in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and six or seven other subjects.
  • In Year 12, students take AS Level exams in English Language or English Literature and 3 or 4 other subjects.
  • In Year 13, students take A Level or AS Level exams in four or five subjects.

 

Pinehurst School Examination Results: 2019

AS Level and A Level results

Of our 42 graduating Year 13 students, 38 (90%) achieved New Zealand University Entrance. Five of our 76 Year 12 students also left us to go to university. Of those students who left Pinehurst in 2019, most will be attending Auckland or Victoria University, Wellington; a number of students, though, will be attending universities overseas.

Our A Level results were very strong, and continue to improve each year:

A* / A

61%

The world average* each year is around 25%

A* - B

76%

The world average* each year is around 40%

A* - E (pass rate)

99%

The world average* each year is around 86%

*The data we use to calculate this is extrapolated from CAIE statistics for individual subjects, and can vary from year-to-year. These specific statistics were calculated using the November 2018 averages, focusing on just those subjects taken by our students.

Of particular note, Subin Wui, Roger Liu, Logan Cho and Cory Peters all had average marks of well above 90%. Roger and Subin also achieved 100% in A Level Mathematics. Elise Callagher, Ayden Dickins, YJ Ren and Aimee Fletcher also achieved 3 or 4 A* and A grades.

At AS Level too, where students take a broader range of subjects and often find the leap quite hard, our results have continued to improve. Note there is no ‘A*’ awarded at AS Level.

A / B

37%

The world average* each year is around 31%

A - C

55%

The world average* each year is around 48%

A - E (pass rate)

85%

The world average* each year is around 80%

Many students achieved at least 3 ‘A’ grades at AS Level, including Daisy Cai, James Corles, Yuyi Li, Jessica Ma, Nikkita Murray, Linda Tang, Isabella Abbott-Wheeler, Sofia Cradwick, Irene Fang, Shuan Liu, Alina Liu, Cynthia Wu and Danielle Yong.

IGCSE Results

Our Year 11 students achieved another excellent set of results:

A* / A

41%

The world average* each year is around 24%

A* - B

64%

The world average* each year is around 45%

A* - C

84%

The world average* each year is around 68%

A* - E (pass rate)

99%

The world average* each year is around 98%

The following students were among many who achieved outstanding results.

  • David Lu - 9 A*
  • Danielle Bernacchi - 6 A* and 4 A
  • Petra Damianovich - 8 A* and 1 A
  • Rainer Gerrits - 3 A* and 5 A
  • Bridget Gibbons - 5 A* and 3 A
  • Madeleine Hardy - 3 A* and 5 A
  • Ellie Yang - 3 A* and 3 A
  • Dylan Liddle - 3 A* and 7 A
  • Ibrahim Nakasha - 5 A* and 4 A
  • Kyuwon Park - 3 A* and 5 A
  • Emma Pasquill - 3 A* and 4 A
  • Grace Qin - 4 A* and 1 A
  • Anthony Raphael - 3 A* and 5 A
  • Jaewoo Son - 4 A* and 5 A
  • Danielle Wheeler - 3 A* and 5 A
  • Kelly Zeng - 6 A* and 1 A grade.
  • Ivan Li - 4 A* and 2 A grades
  • Wenzhong Liang - 4 A* and 1 A
  • Oliver Farley-Wilson - 3 A* and 6 A

Checkpoint in Year 6 and Year 9

Checkpoint examinations help us check how a student is progressing in English, Mathematics and Science. They are not the same as IGCSEs, AS and A Level examinations, which are qualifications students will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Instead, we see them as advising us on how we are doing, and as supporting us to help students learn.

They are marked out of 6. A 6.0 is a prefect mark; a mark above 4.0 is very good indeed.

In Year 6 in 2019, our results were:

 

Average

No. of 6+

World Average (Oct. 2017)

English

4.0

11

3.7

Mathematics

4.5

22

3.9

Science

4.1

7

3.8


In Year 9 in 2019, our results were:

 

Average

No. of 6+

World Average (Oct. 2017)

English

4.2

6

3.4

Mathematics

4.8

26

4.3

Science

4.8

9

4.0

 

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