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Examination Results 2022

At Pinehurst we teach Cambridge from Year 1 to 13 because it works for every student, supporting and challenging within a robust framework. It supports teachers and is consistent in its high standards; it is very well-resourced; and it offers a balance between skills, knowledge and understanding. In Year 12 and 13, it is excellent preparation for university and for other future pathways.

Pinehurst School students take Cambridge external examinations in five different year levels. For most students, it works like this:

  • In Year 6, the last year of Primary School, students take Checkpoint examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • In Year 9, students take Checkpoint examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • In Year 11, students take IGCSE examinations in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and six or seven other subjects.
  • In Year 12, students take AS Level examinations in English Language or English Literature and 3 or 4 other subjects.
  • In Year 13, students take A Level or AS Level examinations in four or five subjects.

One again, our students achieved outstanding results, sustaining our place as one of New Zealand’s strongest academic schools.

 

Cambridge Award Winners

We are waiting to hear which of our students has won Cambridge awards in 2022.

In 2021, our award winners were:

Wenzhong Liang

  • Top in the World in A Level Further Mathematics
  • Top in the World in A Level Physics
  • Top in the World in A Level Computer Science
  • Top in New Zealand in A Level Chemistry
  • Best Student in New Zealand Across Three A levels

Annie Ediker

  • Top in the World in AS Level Environmental Management
  • Top in New Zealand in AS Level Global Perspectives

Tim Xie

  • Top in the World in AS Level Design Technology
  • Top in New Zealand in IGCSE Geography

 Michael Ma

  • Top in New Zealand in AS Level Physics
  • Top in New Zealand in IGCSE Biology

 Chang Liu

  • Top in the World in IGCSE Art and Design

 Petra Damianovich

  • Top in New Zealand in AS Level Psychology

 Max Xiao

  • Top in New Zealand in Environmental Management

 Sebastien Sly

  • Top in New Zealand in Environmental Management

 

Pinehurst School Examinations Results

AS Level and A Level Results

Our A Level results were outstanding again, and we’re now consistently achieving results that are the best in New Zealand.

96% of our Year 13 Leavers achieved University Entrance.

A* / A

44%

The world average* each year is around 25%

A* - B

67%

The world average* each year is around 65.1%

A* - E (pass rate)

99.4%

The world average* each year is around 90%

 

The following Year 13 students achieved at least 3 A* or A Grades at A Level: 

  • Lauchlan Burnell – 3 A* and one A
  • Sarah Chung – 2 A* and one A
  • Alex Dong – 2 A* and 2 A
  • Annie Ediker – 3 A*
  • Langkee Hong – 2 A* and 1 A
  • Kate Le Lievre – 1 A* and 2 A
  • Lisa Sun – 4 A* and one A* in Mathematics A Level achieved in Year 12
  • Towa Usui – 4 A* and one A at AS Level
  • Jessica Wang – 3 A*
  • Phoenix Williams – 2 A* and one A
  • Jessica Wang – 3 A*
  • Jessie Wu – 3 A*
  • Sarah Xiang – 2 A* and an A

 

At AS Level too, where students take a broader range of subjects and often find the jump from IGCSE a little more difficult, our results have continued to improve and are now very strong indeed. Note there is no ‘A*’ awarded at AS Level. All scores over 80% are awarded an ‘A’.

A / B

54%

The world average* each year is around 40%

A - C

69%

The world average* each year is around 60%

A - E (pass rate)

91%

The world average* each year is around 85%

 

Twenty-five students achieved at least 3 A Grades at AS or A Level – that’s nearly a third of the year group: 

  • Gabriella Beecroft – 5 A
  • Ashleigh Bernacchi – 3 A (one at A Level)
  • Sunny Chen – 3 A
  • Edward Dong – 4 A
  • Courtney Hayward – 3 A
  • Winston Hu – 5 A
  • Catherine Huang – 3 A
  • Leo Jiao – 4 A
  • Hannah Lin – 3 A
  • Douglas Lindsay – 5 A (one at A Level)
  • Chang Liu – 3 A
  • Danbin Luo – 4 A (one A* at A Level)
  • Michael Ma – 4 A at AS Level and 2 A* at A Level
  • Michael Matti – 3 A
  • Bryan Quach – 3 A (one A* at A Level)
  • Joey Ryu – 3 A
  • Ian Shin – 4 A (one at A Level)
  • Sebastien Sly – 5 A
  • Yeonsoo Son – 3 A
  • Emily Stuart – 3 A
  • Daniela Vicelich – 3 A
  • Ella Wan – 3 A (one at A Level)
  • Stanley Wang – 3 A
  • Tim Xie – 1 A at AS Level and 4 A* at A Level
  • Max Xiao – 3 A

Over one-third of all results were an A Grade.

 

IGCSE Results 

Our Year 11 students achieved another excellent set of results – the best in the school’s history. Over half of all grades were at A* or A.:

A* / A

52%

The world average* each year is around 38%

A* - B

72%

The world average* each year is around 60%

A* - C

86%

The world average* each year is around 77%

A* - E (pass rate)

99%

The world average* each year is around 99%

The following students were among many who achieved outstanding results. All of these Year 11 students achieved at least 5 A or A* grades.

  • Renalle Chen – 10 A* or A
  • Ashlyn Connolly – 5 A or A*
  • Luna Cui – 6 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Henry Dando – 8 A* or A
  • Eason Dong – 5 A* or A (one at AS Level)
  • Katherine Geertshuis – 6 A* or A
  • Cormac Gibson – 5 A or A*
  • Kevin Guo – 6 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Josie Guo – 10 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Alex Hardy – 8 A or A*
  • Jessie He – 7 A or A*
  • Audriana Huang – 8 A* or A
  • Leo Huang – 5A* or A
  • Amy (Eunjin) Jang – 9 A* at IGCSE and 1 A at AS Level
  • Kevin Jeong – 7 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Bohan Jiang – 8 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Jax Jiang – 8 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Gloria Kim – 9 A* at IGCSE and 1 A at AS Level
  • Yumin Kim – 9 A or A* (one at AS Level)
  • Zofia Krzyzynska – 7 A* or A
  • Peter Leuchars – 6 A or A*
  • Alex Liu – 5 A* or A
  • Raymond Liu – 5 A or A*
  • Thomas Liu – 6 A* or A
  • Anni Lu – 8 A* or A
  • Eric Ma – 10 A* or A
  • Dylan Mckay – 7 A* or A
  • Goldie Moritz – 9 A* or A
  • Thomas Moseby – 7 A* or A
  • Seina Murakami – 9 A* or A
  • Jack Potier - 9 A* at IGCSE and 1 A at AS Level
  • Natalie Raphael – 10 A* or A
  • Fiona Shao – 8 A* or A
  • Dilan Singh – 8 A* or A
  • Benen Sitarachiyanon - 9 A* at IGCSE and 1 A at AS Level
  • Bella Tan – 8 A* or A
  • Ava Tillick – 6 A* or A
  • Amy Wang – 7 A* or A
  • Reena Wen – 8 A* or A
  • Austin Wu – 9 A* or A
  • Yu Zhang Wu – 6 A* or A
  • Bobby Zhang – 9 A* or A (one at AS Level)
  • Jennifer Zheng – 7 A* or A (one at AS Level)
  • Sophia Zhou – 7 A* or A
  • Oscar Zhu – 6 A* or A
  • Kevin Xu – 5 A* or A (one at AS Level)

Every year, several Year 10 students take IGCSE Mathematics and IGCSE Combined Science a year early. In 2022, 23 students took IGCSE Mathematics, achieving 23 A* results. And 23 students took IGCSE Combined Science: 17 students achieved an A*.

 

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