While all parents relish positive feedback from their child’s school, it’s ultimately the university admissions officers who students really need to impress. The Australian International School’s (AIS) class of 2015 has done exactly that having achieved outstanding academic results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and opened doors for themselves to top tertiary institutions across the globe.
Here’s the low-down: AIS students scored an overall point average of 34.2, with 91% achieving above the worldwide point average of 29.9 for this prestigious curriculum. What’s more, AIS students also excelled in the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores, with 42% bagging a score of 90+ compared to the New South Wales Average of 16.5%. Bravo!
“Our 2015 results demonstrate the quality and rigour of teaching and learning at AIS,’ says Principal Andre Casson. ‘It is our goal to educate the whole child and to provide them with exceptional opportunities that will allow them to make a positive impact on our world.”
AIS offers a unique combination of the Australian Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate, with the IGCSE in Years 9 and 10 preparing students for these highly challenging academic programmes. Giving students a choice means they’re better able to choose a curriculum suited to their future path (and we all know how much easier it is to motivate our children when they’re studying something they’re interested in).
Offering a well-rounded curriculum, AIS has numerous programmes in place to encourage students in sports, languages and the arts. Think exceptional elective music options, the opportunity to learn Indonesian, French, Mandarin and Spanish, lectures and round table discussions by world-renowned leaders and experts as part of the Inventors and Mentors Program, and an elite Athlete Development Program offering the top 1% of sportsmen and women the chance to train and be coached on a path to university scholarships.
AIS places equal emphasis on the foundation years, with a specialist Early Years curriculum (Australian-led within the inquiry-based International Baccalaureate) designed to develop the whole child right from the start. Early Years students from 18 months to 5 years enjoy daily Maths and Mandarin, weekly LAMDA Speech and Drama and an Accelerated Literacy Program, structured physical education under SMART Steps, a Perceptual Motor Program, and weekly violin lessons.
Want to find out more about the curricula and campus? For more information on the Australian International School, register for the next Open House. You’ll be welcomed by Principal Andre Casson, tour the state-of-the-art central campus, observe classroom activities and enjoy refreshments with the AIS Leadership Team and fellow parents.
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