Sue Holt

The results are in… so what next?

By Sue Holt

The GCSE and IGCSE results have been published so no doubt there have been celebrations, commiserations and, in some cases, recriminations.

So what factors should schools consider when looking at the results?

In most English-curriculum international schools, tracking overall value-added at GCSE/IGCSE is the best measure of school performance. If you can show that year on year the students in your school perform significantly better at age 16 than students of similar starting ability elsewhere, then you certainly have cause to celebrate - but what is it exactly that you are doing right?

Making a world of difference: my experience of using evidence in international schools

By Sue Holt, Vice Principal, New Cairo British International School

It would be an easy task to...