On December 21st, in Ho Chi Minh City, the 2019 Awarding Ceremony of the Pearson Edexcel International Certificate was organized to celebrate the achievements of nearly 500 Integrated Program Students, and award them with the Pearson Edexcel International Primary Awards, the Pearson Edexcel International Lower Secondary Awards, and the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of HCMC Department of Education and Training; Mr Ian Gibbons, the British Consul General in HCMC; Mr Alan Malcolm, Head of Pearson Education Asia and hundreds of students and their parents. This event celebrated the achievements of Integrated Program students in grade 5, 9 and 11 of the 2018-2019 school year, under the project “Teaching English, Math and Science in an integrated program of Vietnam and the UK’s national curricula”. Over the years, with great efforts and hard work, these students successfully completed the program and were awarded with these internationally recognized certificates.
Specifically, at the Primary level, there were many outstanding Vietnamese students with excellent achievements in all 3 subjects of Math, English and Science (particularly in Math, up to 82% of students achieved P2 and P3 score on a Pass scale of P1 – P3). At the secondary school level, Vietnamese students also got very positive results compared to the world, in which Science: 96% Pass; Math: 100% Pass. At the high school level, 98% of students earned an IGCSE. Among these, 85% of students achieved a high pass (4 and above on a scale of 1-9) in Specs A English, 99% achieved a high pass in Math, 72% achieved a high pass in Science, an outstanding results compared to the average global result.
Most notably, there are 29 students who achieved the highest scores in the three subjects, some outstanding names are: Pham Phu Quang – 9th grade student from Tran Dai Nghia High School achieved the highest score in the world for Lower secondary Mathematics; Nguyen Ngoc Hong Dang – 9th grade from Tran Van On Secondary School – highest score in Secondary Science in Vietnam; Nguyen Tri Dat – 11th grade student from Le Hong Phong High School – highest score in High School Mathematics and Science); Tran Quy Ky Thu – 5th grade student from Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School – highest score in Elementary English…
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr. Alan Malcom – Pearson Head of Asia – shared that he was very impressed by the achievement of the Vietnamese students in the Edexcel June 2019 examination.
“The percentage of integrated programme students who achieved an A or higher in the International GCSE Maths exam was remarkably high compared to the world average and 15 percentage points higher than the Asia regional average.
Several students from EMG have demonstrated academic excellence at the very highest levels in exam performance with the highest subject mark in Vietnam and even in the world.”
On this results, Mr. Nguyen Van Hieu – Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training – said:
“The positive results these students have achieved is a proof of the ability of HCMC students in particular and Vietnamese students in general. It is of note that students of the Integrated programme learn not only to use English purely as a second language, but they have to be able to use English in a more academic manner, and to learn Maths and Science in English, through which they can develop their scientific thinking, creativity, problem solving skills and apply Maths and Science knowledge to real life.”