Impressive global checkpoint results of Vinschool’s students after 1 year enrollment in the Cambridge Program

Saturday, 28/07/2018, 16:07 (GMT+7)

5th and 8th grade Vinschoolers enrolled in the Bilingual program (Cambridge Program)  recently completed the Checkpoint tests held by the Cambridge Assessment International Education. Despite being enrolled in the program for just an year, their results have been very impressive.

Despite 2017 – 2018 being the first school year that Vinschool have rolled out its Cambridge education program, the school Board have decided to allow all 5th and 8th graders to take part in the Cambridge international checkpoint assessment tests. Cambridge Assessment International Education set the examination, and students’ exams were sent to Cambridge’s headquarters in the UK to be marked.  Cambridge’s Checkpoint certificates are globally recognized and can be used to transfer to international schools at secondary levels. These results are aimed at assessing Vinschool’s students’ abilities compared to the rest of the world, as well as assessing the program’s implementation, providing learners’ reports for Vinschool’s students to improve in the future.

Learners’ results for each subject are assessed according to rankings: Excellent – from 5.0 to 6.0, Very Good – from 4.0 to 5.0, Good – from 3.0 to 4.0, Satisfactory – from 2.0 to 3.0, Poor – from 1.0 to 2.0, Very Poor from 0 to 1.0. Following the receipt of the results from the Cambridge Assessment International Education, the School Board was very pleased as the results had exceeded expectations. For 8th graders: average marks for Mathematics (5.7/6.0) and English (ESL) (5.0/6.0) were Excellent. Average mark for Science was Very Good: 4.8/6.0. For 5th graders: average mark for Mathematics was Excellent : 5.1/6.0. English (ESL) was Very Good: 4.5/6.0. Average mark for Science was Very Good: 4.0/6.0. Of special note, 7 students scored a perfect score of 6.0/6.0 for all 3 subjects.

Mr. Phan Anh – Principle of Vinschool Secondary School merrily shared: “Their results were excellent, exceeding expectations of both teachers and parents alike as they had only started the Cambridge program for a year. However, I was not so shocked as it is commensurate with the efforts that our dear students had put in over the past year. This result is partly thanks to the selection of students who enroll in the Cambridge program within Vinschool and the school’s criteria when recruiting teachers. The selected students all showed promise, displayed intellectual capacity befitting the program’s subject matter. In addition, our cohort of teachers, managers, and parents has stayed in frequent contact, and taken an active part in the preparation process for our students over the past academic year.”