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ACG Students clean up top scores in Cambridge International Examinations

23 January 2013, Auckland

Results for the Cambridge International Exams were released last night and it’s been another unbelievable year for the ACG group of schools. Only nine 100 percent results were awarded to students in New Zealand and eight of them were from ACG – a staggering five at ACG Strathallan, two at ACG Parnell and one at ACG Senior College.

Last year only eight students in New Zealand received 100 percent in a subject and four of those were from ACG Strathallan. The year before ACG Senior College topped the Cambridge International Examination Awards List with six Top in the World and 13 Top in NZ awards, so everyone is extremely pleased to have added to this fantastic set of results over three years.

“We are understandably delighted,” says ACG Strathallan principal Robin Kirkham. “We have a very strong Art and Design department and not only had five talented students gain 100%, but out of the 28 who sat the AS Photography examination all gained A grades. At A Level seven got an A* grade [90% or over] and four got A grades. We are incredibly proud of them all.”

Larne Edmeades, principal of ACG Parnell is also a proud man today. One of his students got 100% in Maths and another got 100% in Art and Design (photography) “We are thrilled for all our students especially since 96% of them passed at IGCSE, 92% at AS Level and 100% at A level but these two really have produced outstanding results. Today, as Term One 2013 starts, we look forward to another focused and fulfilling year ahead.”

There are two other students who have done incredibly well at ACG Parnell. Francesca Templer gained A* Grades in 5 IGCSE subjects and achieved A grades in her other two AS subjects, which she sat a year earlier than most. And Waikohu Ranginui, who just three years ago was living in Opotiki attending an immersion school till she won a government Aspire scholarship to come to ACG Parnell, gained a phenomenal two A*, two A and two B grades at IGCSE. All this from a girl who had to teach herself to write English when she came out of Te Kura Mana Maori o Maraenui School.

ACG Senior College has also had some extremely impressive results, especially in painting where everyone at IGSCE level gained A* grades (13 students) and no student got under a B at any level. Andrew Strachan, the teacher is very proud of his students. He has an amazing history with Cambridge having had nine students gaining top in the World and one top in New Zealand in his time at Senior College. Principal Kathy Parker says “He is a phenomenal teacher who in a quiet, supportive, knowledgeable way somehow manages a miracle every year and has a number of students studying overseas, including at Parsons in New York.

It’s also been a year for sibling success at ACG Senior College and ACG Strathallan. At ACG Senior College, twins Hyunjin Ahn and Youngbin Ahn both gained all A grades and at ACG Strathallan brothers Glenn and Eric Jou both gained all A grades with Eric, whilst still in Year 12, getting A* in A Level Chemistry and Physics and a remarkable 99% in Maths.

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