Another successful in Cambridge IGCSE and DELF results


06-February-2013

In 2012, there was a total secondary 5 (S5) student population of 1,171, out of which 1,041 were registered for IGCSE and 1,055 for DELF. This represents 89% of the S5 cohort who sat IGCSE and 90% who sat for DELF, total figures which are similar to 2011.

Compared to 2011, there was an increase in the number of entries for the following subjects: ICT, Geography, History, First language English, and Coordinated Sciences. The highest increase was in Coordinated Sciences which increased by 46 entries.

There was a decrease in entries for the following subjects – Art and Design, English as a second Language, Mathematics and Combined Science.

Overview of examination

1. The overall IGCSE pass rate (grades G to A*) for 2012 was 94%. This represents a 2% increase compared to 2011. In most subjects, the pass rate was maintained or showed a slight increase. It is to be noted that Art and Design, and Coordinated Sciences recorded a 100% pass rate.
The pass rate for Mathematics has made a significant progress. In 2011 the pass rate was at 84% and in 2012 it was 92%.

2. In 2012, there was an increase in the percentage of students scoring the higher grades (i.e. grade C or higher), with increase in many subjects.
First Language English recorded the highest percentage of students scoring grade C or higher (69%) compared to other subjects.

3. In the DELF examination, the pass rate was 98% for A1, 99% for A2, 96% for B1 and 82% for B2. Compared to 2011, these figures show an improvement in most levels (these were 88%, 94%, 93% and 84% respectively), except for B2 which showed a slight decrease.

4. The general trend for both the IGCSE and DELF pass rates and the percentage of students scoring a grade C or higher indicates that standards have been maintained over time.


Summary of IGCSE results for 2012

 

 

Summary of DELF Scolaire results for 2012

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