ESF prodigies ace tough exam

PUBLISHED : Monday, 11 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 11 July, 2011, 12:00am


It took an hour and a half for some to get their results, but it was worth the wait. English Schools Foundation students continued to perform superbly in their International Baccalaureate exams.

Four students, including a Young Post junior reporter, gained perfect scores - full 45 marks - in their IB exams. The IB programme is widely considered to be one of the toughest in the world.

'I can't tell you how difficult it is to achieve that kind of result,' Heather Du Quesnay, ESF's chief executive, told students.

Of 763 students at the ESF this year, 97.5 per cent received the diploma, up from 94.1 per cent last year. The global average last year was 78.1 per cent. Some 958,000 students worldwide take the IB. Only 96 students earned full marks last year, including two ESF students.

The four students who achieved full marks this year were Angela Wu and Dorothy Yang from King George V School, Myron Lam from Island School and Rachel Robertson from Sha Tin College.

Robertson is a Young Post junior reporter who has had more than 40 of her stories published. 'It's a bit unreal,' she said of her IB results.

Robertson plans to study philosophy at Cambridge University in England. 'It's good to know my future is secure,' she said.