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Exams, tests and reports

Top results in Cambridge exams

ACG Parnell College has received outstanding results following November’s Cambridge International exams, including the Top A Level student in New Zealand.

Overall the school’s pass rates are:

  • A level: 99%
  • IGSCE: 95%

At A Level, 48% of papers were graded A or A*, an increase of 3% on last year, and there was a corresponding decrease in lower grades. At IGCSE, the number of A and A* grades increased by 2% to 55% of papers.

In addition ACG Parnell College received 15 Cambridge Awards:

  • 3 Top in World
  • 7 Top in New Zealand
  • 4 High Achievement (Top in New Zealand for a smaller subject)
  • Best Across Three – (Top A Level student in New Zealand – Caleb Probine)

Principal Russell Brooke said the strong results were down to recruiting great teachers, retaining focus through growth and change, and the school’s supportive community.

He said the school had expert staff and focused on researched education, highlighting that 14% of school staff are currently undertaking Master’s degrees in Education Practice.

In subject successes:

IGCSE 

  • Music: 100% of exams received A or A*
  • Physics 66.1% of exams received A or A*
  • Chemistry: 64% of exams received A or A*
  • Maths 63% of exams received A or A*
  • Economics 60% of exams received A or A*

A Level

  • Chinese: 100% of exams received A or A*
  • Music: 66% of exams received A or A*
  • History: 62.5% of exams received A or A*
  • English literature: 62% of exams received A or A*
  • Computer Science: 60% of exams received A or A*
  • Chemistry: 55% of exams received A or A*
  • Accounting: 53% of exams received A or A*
  • Business: 50% of exams received A or A*

“This is a wonderfully round set of top-end results,” Mr Brooke said. “Cambridge International is growing around the world, so it is getting harder and harder to get top results. In that context, these results are incredible.”

Want to learn more about ACG Parnell College? Visit our next Open Day on Saturday, 9 March.