KING’S Ely is proud to have appointed three new International Scholars this year.
The talented trio, Ilaria Dimina, Joe Lau and William Wu, were officially installed at Ely Cathedral, just as the school’s King’s and Queen’s Scholars are.
International Scholars have been recognised at King’s Ely for the last 10 years. For international pupils studying the one-year IGCSE programme (just 24 teaching weeks) at King’s Ely, they are selected based on the results of their top seven IGCSE results taken the previous May to June. It is indeed possible for a student on the one-year IGCSE programme to achieve full King’s or Queen’s Scholar status should their top eight results (not including their mother tongue) be on a par with two-year GCSE students. This last occurred in 2015 when James Chiang was gowned a full King’s Scholar.
Academic Director of King’s Ely International, Matthew Norbury, said: “King’s Ely remains immensely proud of the achievements of its one-year IGSCE students and is delighted to be able to recognise the best of each cohort in such a prestigious and public tradition.”
King’s Ely offers a range of flexible courses for students of different ages and levels of English proficiency. All international students live and work alongside British students wherever possible and always receive English support in small, mixed-nationality groups.
This year’s IGCSE results were among the highest in the course’s 18-year history at King’s Ely, with 26 per cent of results being A* or Grade 9 to 8, 53 per cent being A* to A or Grade 9 to 7, 78 per cent being A* to B or Grade 9 to 6, and 97 per cent being A* to C or Grade 9.