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GCSE and Cambridge Pre-U School Performance 2018

Congratulations to the GCSE class on a fantastic set of results. 53% of our students were awarded an A* and 74% a grade A* or A. Some 95% of all GCSE taken were awarded an A* – C grade. 9 students, just under half of the class, achieved almost full marks with at least 295/300, two of whom attained perfect 300/300 scores. Bearing in mind GCSEs are usually taken by children who are at least 16 years old, our students who are on average 13 years old have produced a tremendous performance.

GCSE students are the only ones to impress, our Cambridge Pre U class have achieved results which we have never seen before in our School! Within the principal course, we had students achieve Merits and Distinctions. In particular two students attaining D1, the highest grade possible, providing more UCAS points than even an A* A level. Another of their classmates achieved an impressive D2 grade, the equivalent of an A* A level. As with our GCSE students, our Cambridge Pre-U students are sitting this exam at a young age. Designed for pupils who are on or near their 18th birthday, our students are on average only 15 years old! The achievements of these students will certainly go on to enhance their chances of securing their chosen university when they reach the age of application.

We are extremely proud of our students. Sitting for these exams at ages much younger than their peers, their results are a testament to the hard work, discipline and maturity of our students. We are very grateful for our amazing teaching staff who put in the time to prepare their students for the exams. A special thanks to parents for the continuous support outside lessons that helped your children fulfil their potential! 

Katja Ting

Headteacher

Congratulations to our students for a great set of results.

In the HSK/YCT exams, 100% of all our students attained the pass rate. For these exams, there are no grade boundaries, simply a passing or a failing mark.

62% of students from our GCSE course who sat the exam this past Spring/Summer achieved A-A* for their GCSE Edexcel examination.

Our Cambridge Pre-U students also achieved great results. 100% of our students passed with the majority achieving Distinctions and the Highest Merits!

We are extremely proud of our students and the hard work they put into preparing for their exams. Their efforts have paid off in truly excellent results! We are also very thankful for/to our amazing teaching staff who put in the time to prepare their students for the exams. Special thanks to the parents of our students who provided continuous support outside of lessons.

Another year of impressive exam results! We are proud to announce that all students who took part in the HSK/YCT exams passed! For those unfamiliar with the HSK/YCT grading system, unlike our national qualifications there are no grade boundaries, simply a passing mark and a failing mark. Touching on national qualifications, all students from our GCSE course who sat the exam this past Spring/Summer achieved A* with a few achieving maximum marks in their exams. Our Cambridge Pre-U student also achieved a marvellous Distinction 2 result!

We are very pleased that our students’ hard work in and out of lessons have paid off and they have attained these top grades. We are also very grateful to our amazing teaching staff, and additionally to the parents of our students who provided continuous support outside of lessons.

We have recently received our student’s GCSE and Cambridge Pre U results, and we are very happy to announce that all of our students achieved excellent results! All 10 of our students who sat the GCSE exam achieved A*, while our Cambridge Pre U students achieved both Merits and Distinctions.

We are extremely proud of our students and the hard work they have put into their qualifications and exams, and are very pleased to see that their efforts have paid off in truly remarkable results!

We are also very thankful for/to our amazing teaching staff who put in the time to prepare their students for the exams.

From September 2018 , Hua Hsia Chinese School will offer CIE IGCSE (0547) course to students aged 11 and above.  This course will replace the previous GCSE course.

This course is for students who are learning Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Language. At the end of the course, students will be able to use the language effectively for the purpose of practical communication. The course emphasises on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. These will be built on as students progress through their studies.

The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where Mandarin Chinese is spoken, encouraging positive attitudes toward language learning.

Our CIE IGCSE Course is  divided into 2 parts.

  1. Prepare for IGCSE course- two year course offered to beginners aged 11 and above.
  2. IGCSE exam course- two year course, with the intention of taking the examination at the end of the course.

Our students have the option to take HSK level 1 and HSK level 2 examinations if they wish to pursue a Chinese qualification.

The course is taught in Mandarin Chinese but we offer both traditional and simplified characters. Students will be assigned homework every week.

Class Branch Time
IGCSE Year 1 Hampstead Saturday 2:30 – 4:20pm
IGCSE Year 2 Hampstead Saturday 2:30 – 4:20pm

Advance Chinese is a bridging course for students who have completed either GCSE or IGCSE Mandarin examination.  Students will prepare for the Pre U Cambridge course but in a non-examination preparation environment.

Class Branch Time
Advance Chinese Hampstead Sunday 1:30 – 3:20pm

We have decided to offer the Cambridge Pre U course this year, as the progression from our GCSE course.

We understand the Cambridge Pre U qualification is one of the lesser known qualifications (compared to the IB and A levels). Cambridge Pre U is now gaining popularity within secondary schools and many universities have recognised it as a qualification – The degree is now accepted by approximately 111 universities in the UK and all Ivy league universities in the US. We taught Cambridge Pre U this past year and we feel it is a comprehensive course and it also gives students the ability to pick up more UCAS points (as Cambridge Pre U qualifications are worth more UCAS points in total – compared to A levels). At a time where many students are achieving top grades in their A Levels, it is hard to differentiate between these students – which is why a few years ago the qualification introduce the A* grade, as a way of helping universities choose between candidates. The A* grade is worth 140 UCAS points with an A grade being worth 120 UCAS points.

The image shows the UCAS point scoring for the Cambridge Pre U qualification. As you can see the top grade, D1,  for the principal course is not yet confirmed, however the second top grade is already worth 145 UCAS points, with the third top grade being worth 130 UCAS points. The short course is comparable in value to the AS level qualification, however is still worth more in terms of points – A at AS level is worth 60 UCAS points, this is equal to the Distinction 3 mark for the Cambridge Pre U short course.

Please click here to view the Cambridge Pre U syllabus for the coming years.

Please click here to view the Cambridge Pre U Wikipedia page.

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