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ACG Sunderland students continue to excel across the Cambridge Curriculum

ACG Sunderland students continue to thrive under the internationally recognised Cambridge Curriculum, with 2021 seeing some truly exceptional results! 
ACG Sunderland students continue to excel across the Cambridge Curriculum

Crowning a year of exceptional academic performances, senior students at ACG Sunderland have enjoyed fantastic results in the recent Cambridge International exams, including a perfect A-Level pass rate for the fifth consecutive year.

ACG Sunderland’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2021 show an extremely high level of accomplishment, further cementing our standing among the top schools in New Zealand. 

  • A-Level: 100%
  • AS-Level: 92%
  • IGCSE: 91%

Additionally, the number of top grades awarded was truly outstanding. Across our senior school, 39% of A-Level papers received an A* or A (80% or better) grade result.

Student attainment at an IGCSE level was similarly a cause for delight. An impressive 47% of our Year 11 IGCSE papers earned A* and A grades – an improvement of 6% on our 2020 marks.

Special mention must also be made of Cedric Siriwardana. Now in Year 12, the standout student received international honours in the 2021 Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards and was recognised as Top in the World for IGCSE Design & Technology.

While our focus remains on providing a well-rounded and holistic education to allow all students to maximise their potential and achieve to the best of their abilities, these outcomes are sure to solidify our academic reputation over the coming years.

Principal Nathan Villars is delighted with these outstanding results and recognises the effort, engagement, and enthusiasm every student has devoted to their studies over the past year. Undeterred by the transitions between physical campus and online learning, our students have clearly flourished under the guidance and support of ACG Sunderland's dedicated group of teachers and education specialists. 

Parents are thrilled with our remarkable Cambridge Curriculum results.

“Sending my two sons to ACG Sunderland was the best decision I ever made for them. The school has very supportive and caring teachers who are able to give one to one attention. Both my boys did very well, achieving high A grades in AS and A-Level exams. My younger son has been selected as 2022 Head Boy and is pursuing medicine after graduating. The school is very supportive in him achieving the high grades he needs to get into medicine.” – Nita S.

"My son Louie has been studying in ACG Sunderland for over ten years, and I am very satisfied with the learning environment the school has provided. Louie has met many wonderful teachers who care about students' development in every aspect; they are so knowledgeable and encourage students to perform their best all the time. Furthermore, I like ACG Sunderland's open- communication environment, especially when the students had to take online classes. You could reach any teacher or school management team easily. I really appreciate the teachers' effort to students.” – Wendy Q.

"ACG Sunderland has not missed a beat in the last couple of years. Despite all of the pressures that have arisen due to Covid-19, it's been business as usual across the school. As lockdowns came and went, the teaching and support that the children received remained at an excellent level. We couldn't have asked for more from the school. All of the staff have worked so hard to make sure that the children's experience is second to none. We are more than happy with our son's results and prospects for the future, and he has excelled during his time here.” – Linda H.

About Cambridge
The Cambridge International Curriculum is now taught to almost a million learners, in over 10,000 schools, across 160 countries. Setting a global standard for education, Cambridge qualifications are accepted by every UK university, by 600 universities in the US (including all Ivy League colleges) and in many other major student destinations, such as Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands. 

Cedric Siriwardana received the Top in the World award for IGCSE Design & Technology 


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