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Harrow Hong Kong A-level and IGCSE Results 2016

The third cohort of Year 13 students to leave Harrow International School Hong Kong has achieved truly outstanding public examination results in 2016.

49 students in Year 13 received 172 A-level grades in examinations in 14 subjects.

Of the grades achieved by the Year 13 cohort, 38.4% were A* grades, 74.8% were A*-A, and 89.9% were A*-B.

Individual results for the Year 13 leavers:

Total number of students in Y1349
Students with four A* grades7
Students with three or more A* grades13
Students with two or more A* grades22
Students with four or more A*-A grades19
Students with three or more A*-A grades30

Many of the Year 13 Leavers have already confirmed their places at university with the majority going to the UK. Places confirmed there so far include those for History at Regent’s Park College, Oxford; Mathematics & Computer Science at Exeter College, Oxford; Engineering at Jesus College, Cambridge; Economics at Downing College, Cambridge; Natural Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge; Human, Social and Political Science at Magdalene College, Cambridge; Land Economy at Robinson College, Cambridge; Medicine at Sheffield and Glasgow; Economics (3), Law, and Management at the London School of Economics; Law and Biochemistry at Bristol; Chemistry and Pharmacy at University College, London; Philosophy and Business & Management at Durham; Biochemistry at Imperial College, London; Economics at Royal Holloway, London; Architecture at Bath; Civil Engineering at Newcastle; International Relations and Economics & Economic History at Edinburgh; and Psychology & Sociology at Liverpool. Outside the UK, two places have been accepted for Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and another at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur; Economics at Hong Kong University; Business Administration at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; Economics & Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley; and at McGill University.

In addition, some students in Y12 took early International A-levels in Mathematics: 9 received A* grades and 4 A grades.

Head Master Mr Mel Mrowiec is delighted with this continued and enhanced level of public examination success at such an early stage in the School’s history. “The third cohort of leavers from Harrow Hong Kong have built on the success of their predecessors to achieve at a very high level indeed in their public examinations, while also making a significant impact on the School community in so many ways. The list of their university destinations and courses is impressive, and I wish them all continued success and happiness as they move forward to the next stage of their education.”

Public examination results are the combination of many things: the commitment, application and ability of the students; excellent teaching and the dedication of their Subject Teachers and the academic Heads of Department in the Upper School; and the pastoral support provided by the House Masters, House Mistresses and Tutors in the House Pastoral Teams, and the Sixth Form Leader. The public examination results at Harrow Hong Kong are, however, not derived at the expense of the School’s broad philosophy to education. We continue to be pleased with the way in which our students of all ages are inspired to develop to a love of learning for its own sake, to aspire to genuine scholarship, to commit to a range of extra-curricular pursuits and to genuinely engage with developing the School’s six leadership Attributes outlined in its vision statement Leadership for a better world.”


58 students in Year 11 received 600 grades in IGCSE examinations taken in 20 subjects.  Like the Y13 Leavers, they have also performed outstandingly well.

Of the grades achieved by the Year 11 cohort, 61.0% were A*, 85.2% were A*-A, and 97.5% were A*-B.

There were only 15 C grades and no grades below C.

Individual results for Year 11:

Total number of students in Y1158
Students with 11 or more A* grades4
Students with 9 or more A* grades15
Students with 7 or more A* grades23
Students with 5 or more A* grades44
Students with 9 or more A*-A grades37
Students with 7 or more A*-A grades51
Students with 5 or more A*-A grades57

 In addition, some students in Years 9 and 10 took early IGCSE examinations in Mathematics, Chinese and English as a Foreign Language; of the 59 early entries, 53 received A* grades and 5 A grades.