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PROFILE OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL 2012-2013


THE CIS MISSION
Chinese International School (CIS) is committed to the achievement of academic excellence and is characterized and enriched by its dual-language program in Chinese and English. The mission of Chinese International School is to inspire students to a life-long love of learning. The school encourages intellectual curiosity and independent, critical and creative thinking which will maximize students' potential and promote the growth of the whole person. The school prepares its students to be compassionate, ethical and responsible individuals, contributing to local and global communities, respectful of other views, beliefs and cultures, and concerned to make a difference in the world.

ACCREDITATION/MEMBERSHIPS
Chinese International School is registered with the Hong Kong Government's Education Bureau and accredited by ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). The school is a member of The College Board, NACAC (National Association of College Admission Counselors), OACAC (overseas division of NACAC), CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education), EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools), ECIS (European Council of Independent Schools) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

THE FACULTY
Chinese International School has 181 full-time faculty and professional staff members and 6 part time, of whom hold 187 advanced certificates or graduate degrees. Teachers come from Africa, Australia, China, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

THE STUDENT BODY


Chinese International School currently enrolls 616 students in Primary School (Reception to Year 6) and 819 students in Secondary School (Years 7 to 13). The student body consists of students from Hong Kong, and other Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), Australia, Canada, Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: YEARS 10 - 13


The languages of instruction at CIS are English and Putonghua (Chinese). The school operates on a term system with examinations only in Year 12 (May) and Year 13 (February and May). The students are not ranked, nor do we compute a Grade Point Average. YEARS 10 - 11: All students now follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), studying a common curriculum of 8 core subjects plus one optional subject. Assessment is by internally marked and externally moderated coursework. Prior to 2004, students selected 7-8 courses from the two-year IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) University of Cambridge Local Examination Scheme: Art; Computer Studies; Coordinated Sciences; Chinese Language; Design & Technology; Drama; English Language; English Literature; French; Geography; History; Mathematics; Music; Physical Education. YEARS 12 - 13: All students pursue a course of study in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme(IBDP), selecting three Higher Level subjects and three Standard subjects, along with the required Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) projects, and the four-thousand word Extended Essay (personal research project). DP course selections include Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Economics, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Visual Arts, Film, Music, and Theatre. Students take their DP Examinations in May of Year 13, with final results available in early July. All students in Years 10-13 follow a Physical Education course. Note: Detailed curriculum notes and course descriptions for the IBMYP and IBDP can be found online through the following link: http://www.cis.edu.hk/programme/university-counselling/index.aspx
Theodore S. Faunce, Ph.D. Headmaster Robert J. Mansueto Director of University Counselling mansueto@cis.edu.hk Sow Fun Dawson University Counsellor sfdawson@cis.edu.hk UCAS Code: 48151 Marc Alain Marier University Counsellor mmarier@cis.edu.hk

CEEB Code: 670035

GRADING SYSTEM
Beginning August 2001, the Secondary School adopted the International Baccalaureate (IB) seven point grading scale (1-7) as the only grading system for Year 7 through Year 13. This 1-7 scale is used by the IB Organization in grading students for the Diploma as well as the Middle Years Program. Grades of 1-7 are used for all internal assessment, external examinations, and transcripts. Beginning August 2001 (IB grading criteria) 7 Excellent 6 Very Good 5 Good 4 Satisfactory 3 Mediocre 2 Poor 1 Very Poor Prior to August 2001 A Excellent B Good C Satisfactory D Significant learning has not been achieved U Unsatisfactory

YEAR 12 GRADE DISTRIBUTION (TOTAL OF 111 STUDENTS) JUNE 2012

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Biology SL ( 17 students ) Biology HL ( 35 ) Chemistry HL ( 46 ) Chinese ab initio SL ( 5 ) Chinese B SL ( 36 ) Chinese B HL ( 58 ) Chinese A Language & Literature SL ( 11 ) Chinese A Language & Literature HL ( 1 ) Design & Technology SL ( 2 ) Design & Technology HL ( 6 ) Economics SL ( 37 ) Economics HL ( 58 ) English A Language & Literature SL ( 45 ) English A Language & Literature HL ( 16 ) English A Literature SL ( 30 ) English A Literature HL ( 19 ) Film SL ( 2 ) Film HL ( 6 ) French B SL ( 2 ) French B HL ( 2 ) Geography SL ( 3 ) Geography HL ( 7 ) History SL ( 9 ) History HL ( 15 ) Korean A1 SL ( 1 ) Mathematical Studies SL ( 25 ) Mathematics SL ( 62 ) Mathematics HL ( 24 ) Music SL ( 3 ) Physics SL ( 14 ) Physics HL ( 29 ) Spanish B HL ( 2 ) Theatre Arts SL ( 1 ) Theatre Arts HL ( 8 ) Visual Arts SL ( 6 ) Visual Arts HL ( 23 ) 10 15 25 2 13 25 5 1 2 12 24 6 5 10 3 1 1 3 5 2 10 1 13 22 14 5 19 1 5 4 14

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CLASS OF 2012
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) RESULTS
The full IB diploma was pursued by all 111 members of the class of 2012. One hundred and ten students (99%) successfully fulfilled all requirements for the award of the Diploma. Thirty-eight of the 111 students (34%) were awarded the bi-lingual IB diplomas. Point scores per student (basic pass 24 points, maximum score 45 points) were as follows: 40+ points: 35 - 39: 30 - 34: 41 students (37%) 47 students (42%) 18 students (16%) 24 - 29: Below 24: 5 students (5%) 0 student (0%)

Average total point score: 37.6% The IB diploma candidates took a total of 666 individual subject examinations, each scored on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest. The breakdown of individual subject scores was as follows: 7: 27.2% 6: 45.6% 5: 20.3% 4: 5.9% 3: 1.1% 2: 0% 1: 0% N: 0%

STANDARDIZED TESTING
SAT I (87 tested): Averages Critical Reading 669 613 (4) 680 (1) 683 (28) 645 (19) 758 (45) Math Biology-Ecology Biology-Molecular Chemistry Physics 704 594 (5) 671 (9) 741 (13) 741 (21) Writing Chinese (with Listening) French French (with Listening) Japanese (with Listening) Spanish Spanish (with Listening) 114 27.9 27.5 677 780 (62) 665 (2) 690 (1) 660 (1) 620 (3) 605 (2) SAT II (Subject Tests) (81 tested): World History U.S. History Literature Math IC Math IIC

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (1 tested): ACT (15 tested): Averages Composite Score English 29.1 29.2

Internet-Based Test (iBT) Average: Math Reading 30.8 29 Science Reasoning Writing

IELTS (International English language Testing System) (1 tested): 8

UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS - Class of 2012


The graduating class of 2012 consists of 111 students. Of the 111 students, two students are in the process of applying to universities in Australia; three students will be taking time off prior to commencing their studies. Of those students, one is taking voluntary gap year and two will complete National Service duty in Singapore.

MATRICULATIONS
United Kingdom (24 students)
Architectural Association School of Architecture Aston University Imperial College London Newcastle University University College Falmouth University of Durham (2) University of East Anglia University of Exeter University of Kent University of Warwick University of London Kings College London (2) London School of Economics & Political Science University College London (6) University of Cambridge Girton College Magdalene College University of Oxford Corpus Christi St. Hughs

Canada (1 student)
University of British Columbia

France (1 student)
Sciences Po, France & Columbia University (dual program)

Hong Kong (10 students)


Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2) University of Hong Kong (7)

Italy (1 student)
Polimoda International Institute of Design & Marketing

Ireland (1 student)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Japan (1 student)
Osaka University

Korea (2 students)
Yonsei University (2)
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U.S.A. ACCEPTANCES AND MATRICULANTS


Institution
American University Babson College Barnard College Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brown University Bryn Mawr College California State University, Fresno Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centre College Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Clark University Colby College Colgate University College of Holy Cross Colorado College Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Deep Springs College Denison University Dickinson college Duke University Emory University Franklin and Marshall College George Washington University Georgetown University Goucher College Grinnell College Guilford College Hamilton college Hampshire College Harvey Mudd College Haverford College Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lawrence University Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Macalester University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Middlebury College Mount Holyoke College New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College

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Parsons School of Design Pitzer College Pomona College Pratt Institute Princeton University Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhode Island School of Design Rice University Rochester Institute of Technology St. Johns College Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scripps College Skidmore College Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Syracuse University Trinity College Tufts University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, LA University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Chicago University of Illinois Urbana University of La Verne University of Massachusetts Amherst University of Michigan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of Rochester University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Washington at Seattle University of Wisconsin Madison Vassar College Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University Wheaton College (Illinois) Wheaton College (Massachusetts) Williams College

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TOTAL NUMBER OF U.S. ADMISSION OFFERS TOTAL NUMBER OF U.S. INSTITUTIONS OFFERING ADMISSION TOTAL NUMBER OF MATRICULANTS TO U.S. INSTITUTIONS TOTAL NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED BY CIS STUDENTS

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