Posted: Thursday, 31 August 2017
Author: Harrow International School Hong Kong

Public Examination Results and University Destinations 2017

In 2017 Harrow Hong Kong is again celebrating excellent results at both A-level and GCSE.

A-Level Results

As usual our Year 13 pupils, have achieved outstanding public examination results. We are delighted to announce that 35% of all grades were A*, 67% were A*/A and almost 90% were A*-B. Between them the 61 pupils in Year 13, achieved 70 A* grades and 67 A grades overall. Additionally, 32 pupils achieved straight A*/A grades in all their subjects.

Going forwards pupils of Harrow Hong Kong regularly take up places at prestigious universities across the world. The majority are going to the U.K. such as Charles (3A*s and 1A) and Yan Yan (4A*s) who are going to read Engineering at Trinity Hall and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge respectively, and Isabella (3A*s) who is going to read Geography at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Howard (4A*s) is going to St Hugh’s College, Oxford to read Physics. Other offers accepted and confirmed in the U.K. include Medicine at Manchester, Sheffield and UCLAN; Dentistry at Glasgow; Veterinary Science at Nottingham; Economics, Law, International Relations, Social Anthropology, Mathematics & Statistics at the London School of Economics; Physics, English, and Business & Management at Durham; Economics & Politics at Bristol; Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Ecology & Environmental Biology and Computing at Imperial College, London as well as a host of other subjects at renowned universities including UCL, Kings, Bath and York. Outside the U.K, Irene (2A*s and 2A) has secured a place at Yale University and Frans (2A* and 1A) at the University of Pennsylvania. In the US other students are attending NYU, Stern Business School, Tandon School of Engineering, UC Davis, Northeastern and Babson College, the University of Toronto. In Hong Kong, Claudia (4A*) is going to read Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, and further students will attend the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Asia.

GCSE Results

This year, Harrow Hong Kong is also delighted to report another excellent set of GCSE results. Of the grades achieved by the 87 pupils in Year 11, 499 of them were A* grades and 228 of them were A grades; this means that 58% of all grades were at A* and 83% of them were at A*/A.

The School saw a fantastic set of results across all subjects, but there were some outstanding successes of particular note in Science, the Humanities and Languages. In Biology 99% of all grades were at A*-A, 97% in Chemistry and 99% in Physics. In History 92% of all grades were at A*-A and in Spanish 91% of all grades were at A*-A. These achievements indicate pupils are excelling in a range of subjects across the breadth of our curriculum.

There were also many outstanding individual performances: thirty-five pupils achieved A*/A grades in all their subjects; and fourteen pupils achieved nine or more A* grades with two achieving 11A*. These pupils were Agatha, Chinat, Edison, Emily, Hoi Lam, Jacob, Jeromy, Jonathan, Justin, Kevin, Melody, Morgan, Ravi and Sophie.

Ms Ann Haydon, Head of Harrow Hong Kong said, “I congratulate the pupils for their exceptional achievement in their public examinations. The A-Level and GCSE results are a strong indication of the hard work of our talented pupils along with the commitment of members of the School’s teaching staff. Beyond academic excellence, our pupils also excel in extra-curricular activities and participate in a bespoke leadership programme. Many of them have gained international recognition in sporting, cultural and charitable work and have played a vital role in developing our vibrant School community.”

Last updated: 20 Sep 2017 11:55