Epsom College in Malaysia’s Sixth Form Sets a (Very) High Bar
News, Pictures25 Sep 2017
Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) is thrilled once again to report outstanding A Level results announced last Thursday. Building on the superb results achieved by our first Upper Sixth in 2016, this year’s students have achieved over 60% A*/A grades and over 86% A*/A/B grades. The pass rate was 100%.
These are remarkable results for any school, but for a new school they represent a powerful affirmation of the quality of teachers and teaching, as well as the prowess, aspiration and endeavour of the students. One third of the year group achieved all A* or A grades. Almost all students have gained entry to their first choice Russell Group universities, including LSE, Imperial College, UCL, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick and Exeter.
The Headmaster, Mr Martin George said, “we expected these students to achieve very strong results, but they have, once again, exceeded our targets. I pay tribute to them and their outstanding teachers for these wonderful results. As a College we are immensely proud of their achievements and wish them well in their next steps, which for most will be taking up a place at a prestigious UK Russell Group university.”
“In addition, we are pleased to report that our sister school Epsom College UK also achieved excellent results, equalling ECiM’s 86% A*-B grades. Epsom College UK is ranked 51st in The Times 2017 League Table of U.K. Schools. Using the same criteria ECiM would be ranked 49th,” added Mr George.
Dr Julia Parker, the Head of Sixth Form is all praises for her students. “Our Upper Sixth students have worked extremely hard, not only in the run-up to the summer exams, but also throughout the full two years of the A Level course. It is fantastic to see that this hard work has paid off. We have seen some outstanding performances from our straight A*/A students, as well as students far exceeding expectations in terms of their academic achievement,” she enthused.