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Examination Results 2020

At Pinehurst we teach Cambridge from Year 1 to 13 because it works for every student, supporting and
challenging within a robust framework; it supports teachers and is consistent in its high standards; it is very wellresourced; and it offers a balance between skills, knowledge and understanding. In Year 12 and 13, it is excellent preparation for university and for other future pathways.

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards which is held once a year recognises the exceptional performance of students from around the world in their June and November Cambridge examinations.

In 2020, 5 of our students achieved Top in the World, 5 achieved Top in New Zealand and one of our Year 12 students was the top student in New Zealand in Cambridge, and even scored 100% in Further Maths, which is university-level Maths. 

 

School Leavers Data 2020

Every year, the Ministry of Education publishes the School Leavers Data for every school in New Zealand.

This data measures the highest level of achievement of each domestic student over 16 who leaves school that year. In 2020, there were 63 domestic students over the age of 16 who left Pinehurst School. 60 of these students achieved University Entrance, which is the highest possible level of school achievement. This is 95.2% of our students. Here are two tables from the Ministry of Education showing how our students have progressed.

 

 

 

 

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 three or four other subjects.
  • In Year 13, students take A Level or AS Level exams in four or five subjects.

In 2020, our students continued to achieve excellent results.

 

Pinehurst School Examination Results: 2020

AS Level and A Level results

Of our 70 graduating Year 13 students, 67 (96%) achieved New Zealand University Entrance. Of those students who left Pinehurst in 2020, most will be attending Auckland or Victoria University, Wellington. Students have also received offers from British, American and Australian universities, and around 12 of the 70 students will study overseas.

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

A* / A

49%

The world average* each year is around 25%

A* - B

66%

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.

Seventeen students achieved at least 3 A* and A Grades: Isabella Abbott-Wheeler, Daisy Cai, James Corles, Sofia Cradwick, Irene Fang, Yuyi Li, Alina Liu, Jessica Ma, Nikkita Murray, Linda Tang, Bob Wang, Erin Williams, Cynthia Wu, Danielle Yong, Nancy Zhang, Terence Zhang and Minghan Xiao

Our School Dux, Linda Tang, achieved marks of 98%, 97%, 96% and 95%.

 

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 and are now very strong indeed. Note there is no ‘A*’ awarded at AS Level.

A / B

53%

The world average* each year is around 31%

A - C

70%

The world average* each year is around 48%

A - E (pass rate)

94%

The world average* each year is around 80%


Seventeen students achieved at least 3 A Grades: David Lu, Danielle Bernacchi, Petra Damianovich, Oliver Farley-Wilson, Amy Han, Ellie Tang, Ivan Li, Wenzhong Liang, Dylan Liddle, Kyuwon Park, Anthony Raphael, Ella Russell, Jaewoo Son, Danielle Wheeler, Kelly Zeng, Tengjing Ma and Anya Rammanee.

Wenzhong Liang, in Year 12, achieved 100% in A Level Further Mathematics. Further Mathematics is university level Maths, and for a Year 12 student to achieve that is remarkable.

Tim Xie and Michael Ma, both Year 10 students, achieved 99% and 97% respectively in A Level Maths. Lisa Sun, in Year 11, also achieved an A* at full A Level.

 

IGCSE Results

Our Year 11 students achieved another excellent set of results. These also continue to improve:

A* / A

46%

The world average* each year is around 24%

A* - B

70%

The world average* each year is around 45%

A* - C

87%

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.

  • Brie Cooper: 6 A* and 3 A
  • Alex Dong: 4 A* and 2 A
  • Annie Ediker: 8 A* and 2 A
  • Jessica Forshaw: 4 A* and 4 A
  • Kate Le Lievre: 8 A*
  • Morgan Mendonca: 3 A* and 5 A
  • Skye Nisbet: 5 A* and 3 A
  • Towa Usui: 6 A* and 4 A
  • Jessie Wu: 6 A* and 1 A
  • Jade Zhou: 3 A* and 2 A
  • Lockie Burnell: 8 A* (and an A in AS Level Mathematics)
  • Sarah Chung: 6 A* and 2 A (and an A in AS Level Mathematics)
  • Langkee Hong: 4 A* and 4 A
  • Mario Ibrahim: 4 A* and 3 A
  • Annie Li: 3 A* and 2 A (and an A in AS Level Mathematics)
  • Brian Park: 5 A* and 2 A
  • Hunter Su: 4 A* and 2 A
  • Yuki Tian: 4 A* and 1 A
  • Lisa Sun: 5 A* and 1 A (and an A* in A Level Mathematics and an A in AS Level Physics)
  • Sarah Xiang: 7 A* and 1 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.

In Year 6 in 2020, our results were:

 

Average

No. of 6+

World Average (Oct. 2017)

English

4.5

8

3.7

Mathematics

4.9

26

3.9

Science

4.3

13

3.8


In Year 9 in 2020, our results were:

 

Average

No. of 6+

World Average (Oct. 2017)

English

4.2

9

3.4

Mathematics

5.0

29

4.3

Science

4.7

19

4.0

 

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