YCIS Beijing Excels in International Baccalaureate Examinations, Helping to Achieve University Acceptance

August 03, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) students have once again surpassed the international average score for the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. This is the sixth year in a row that this has occurred, and this year has even seen an improvement from last year's scores. The excellence of the students is proven not only by the IB results, but also by their acceptance into various well-known universities around the world.

In 2007, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) introduced the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and examinations into their curriculum. The IB programme perfectly complements the YCIS brand, as it focuses on international perceptions of learning and teaching while still allowing the students to consider their own personal culture. Creative and service-oriented activities are at the core of any IB programme, however there is also a large emphasis on the importance of personal and academic reflection. The IB examinations are a major part of the programme, as they test students on their understanding of various areas and principles.

This year the YCIS Beijing graduates were able to surpass the previous year's results, with an average of 35.4 out of 45. This average surpassed the international average of 29.83, proving the excellence of the YCIS Beijing students. Additionally, YCIS Beijing scored the top mark in Mandarin studies with an 81.25%. With a further breakdown, it was revealed that 18% of students earned more than 40 points on the exam and 82% received above 30. The academic prowess of the students is clearly visible by these scores that encompass languages, maths, sciences, and more.

However, the immense potential of the students is not only captured in the IB scores that they received; it is also shown in their acceptance to various prestigious schools around the world. For example, Jimmy Lee, a Korean YCIS Beijing student, has been accepted into the Imperial College London (ICL) electrical engineering programme. Lee believes that by taking the IB programme, he was able to think more creatively. This is due to the various experimental designs and research essays that the students must complete during the process. The blend of cultures and emphasis on international education was what Katie Dark, an Australian YCIS Beijing student, thought made the programme really beneficial to her success. She has been accepted to both Cambridge and Durham University to study international relations with sociology, and is now able to choose which best suits her goals.

The International Baccalaureate programme has greatly served the YCIS Beijing students, since it incorporates many of the key YCIS values with an internationally recognised certification. The IB certification is one that universities around the world identify and helps to classify these students with a certain tier of globally minded academic excellence. This year's graduates have recognised this classification as various students have received offers from universities such as University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Michigan (USA), Durham University (UK), Cambridge and Oxford University.

About YCIS Beijing
Providing Beijing's expatriate community with outstanding quality education across a broad spectrum ranging from early childhood to senior secondary education, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) has offered a distinctive educational programme in a bilingual and multicultural environment since 1995. Located within the scenic Honglingjin Park, minutes away from the Beijing central business district, YCIS Beijing campus has excellent facilities which support a comprehensive education programme. Our Chinese and Western Co-Principals cooperate to create a school culture where Eastern and Western values and education models are equally regarded by the whole school community. YCIS Beijing has been an IB World School since 2008.