At the end of last year, equivalent to the second year, all students obtained the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, which can be translated into French as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. “In the English system, this is the last year where children take all subjects. Then they choose three to complete their A-levels in two years,” explains Headmaster Maria Elias.
“lots of work”
Earlier in the week, a message came from Pearson, one of the two companies to organize IGCSE exams abroad, announcing that Agatha Grande had scored the best in maths and Harriet Rigdon in history. “We have very good ratings, but mostly in languages,” admits the manager.
Not wanting to wait months to receive the actual diplomas awarded by the London Institute, the Pau establishment organized an assembly this Friday to which classmates, teachers and parents of deserving students were invited. “She works hard every day,” math teacher Alison Jackson says of Agatha. Thomas Yeung-Pearce, in History, notes that Harriet also “did a lot of work”.
“You should be proud of what you have achieved,” concluded Ann Byrne, the school’s head of secondary education.
“Next year we will have the best IGCSE grades in the world,” said the principal, half amused, half serious, at the end of the assembly.
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