International students celebrate their success
MELVYNN Bragg’s novel The Hired Man will be performed at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham next month.
Hillingdon Musical Society will bring the story to life as a musical drama by Howard Goodall. It tells of a family in Cumbria at the beginning of the 20th Century and the efforts of a father to gain farm work as a hired man.
The production will also touch on the First World War and its tragic consequences on the family.
A spokesman for the production said: “It is a gritty story of hard working folk.”
Hillingdon Musical Society has been performing musicals on an amateur basis for the past 60 years.
The Hired Man will run from September 30 to October 3.
For tickets call the box office on 01895 847457. A LEVEL results day is this Thursday for the rest of the borough, but at the ACS Hillingdon American school the wait is over.
Pupils were informed of their International Baccalaureate Diploma results on July 6 with nearly 20 per cent achieving 40 points or above, worth more than 600 UCAS points.
To put this into perspective, four A* grades at A-level are worth 560 UCAS points.
More than half of the students achieved a grade six or seven, the equivalent of grades A and A* at A-Level, in individual IB subject components. One fifth of students were awarded bilingual diplomas languages
in including French, Italian and Mandarin.
ACS Hillingdon assistant principal, Chris Green said: “The class of 2015 should be incredibly proud of their success – by completing the IB Diploma, a worldrenowned qualification, they have opened the door to so many possibilities, and are fully equipped to take on any challenges that may come their way.”
More than 20 ACS Hillingdon International School students recently received the results of their Advanced Placement (AP) studies, with 62 per cent achieving a grade three or above.
Two students were also granted an AP Scholar with Honours Award and one student received an AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
The AP programme is taught in 116 countries, and enables students to earn valuable credit at universities in North America who are keen to accept students who can demonstrate they are hard-working and committed.
Mr Green added: “Our students’ success is thanks to the great efforts of the teachers, the support from parents and of course their own hard work. I wish them all the best for their future careers.”
n CELEBRATION: Students from the ACS Hillingdon Class of 2015