13 Aug 2020

ESF Chairman’s Award

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

As you will be aware from media coverage over the summer we were once again extremely pleased and proud of our students IB Diploma/Courses results this year. With 100% of our students awarded their IB Diploma and with our highest ever overall mean score of 37.7 points, there was a lot to be proud of, especially in an examination year as tough as this one.

We had an especially strong performance in the 24+ mark range with several personal bests for our students, which we were delighted to see. The fact that 97% of our students scored 30+ points is a testament to their determination and hard work.

There has been a lot of media coverage about this year’s IB results and while our overall results were very much in line with, or slightly better than previous years, there were a small number of disappointments with results at the very top end of the grade range. With A Level results pending, these students await the outcome of results appeals to secure their top choice university places. The College continues to work diligently with the universities and the IB to ensure all our students are able to move successfully into their choice of university. With re-marks underway there has been an update to our overall results, which I am including below. As is the case every year, as re-marks continue these numbers will continue to change.

At this time of year we usually share with you some photographs from the ESF Chairman’s Award Ceremony, which should have taken place this week. In place of that this year I wanted to share with you below the names of our students who would have received the ESF Chairman’s Award.  I know from conversations with our students and their families that being recognised for their exceptional performance is something they really appreciate and value. I know these students have worked consistently hard for many years and have inspired, and have been inspired, by those students who went before them. To be awarded the ESF Chairman’s Award students need to score 42 points or above. Due to the very prestigious nature of an IB Bilingual Diploma, the ESF Chairman’s Award is awarded to students with 40 points or above.  Each school also nominates students for a range of additional awards as you will see below.

A huge congratulations from the Sha Tin College community to all our ESF Chairman’s Award recipients and all this year’s graduates on an excellent examination performance.  Well done!

Kind regards.

Carol Larkin