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Celebrating academic excellence in Cambridge exams

With an impressive reputation for academic achievement, ACG Sunderland are once again showing their strength after the school received a perfect A Level pass rate in the Cambridge International exams for the third consecutive year.


ACG Sunderland’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2019 show an incredibly high level of achievement.

  • A Level: 100%
  • AS Level: 86%
  • IGCSE Level: 80%

The AS Level pass rates were particularly pleasing, with an exceptional increase of 7% on last year’s results. And at A Level, 41% of papers were graded with A* or A (80% or better) which reflects a 29% improvement, while at AS level, 37% of papers received an A grade result.

Underscoring their academic success, ACG Sunderland received a total of four Cambridge Awards including:

  • 2 Top in World
  • 1 Top in New Zealand
  • 1 High Achievement (Top in New Zealand for a smaller subject)

Leading Year 12 scholar, Junheng (David) Li, received Top in the World for AS Level Mathematics (where he scored 100%) and Top in New Zealand for AS Level Chemistry (with his score of 96%). Additionally, Chase Leathard took Top in the World honours in AS Level Physical Education, and Erin Geraghty was awarded High Achievement in AS Level English Language.

As the number of Cambridge International students continues to grow around the world, it is becoming ever more challenging to achieve top outcomes. With that in mind, these results are an outstanding accolade, not only upon the school and it’s teaching staff, but also on Sunderland’s students and their families.

ACG Sunderland Principal, Nathan Villars, believes these strong results reflect the hard work and dedication of all students across the board.

“I am so very proud of the efforts of all students here at Sunderland,” he says. “Not everyone is going to cross stage as an award recipient at the Cambridge Awards dinner, however, the entire student body continue to produce some outstanding results.”

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 and academic achievement, Cambridge qualifications are accepted by every UK university, by 600 universities in the US (including all the Ivy League colleges) and in many other major student destinations, such as Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands.