Taipei European School has attracted worldwide attention with its unique model for integrating British, French and German sections in terms of curricula, administration, finance, buildings and facilities.
TES High School students consistently score well above international averages in the IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes. Last year’s H2 students, who have now moved onto the challenges of the IB Diploma, managed to achieve our best ever IGCSE A*-C pass rate of 96%. Not only did they manage to accumulate more IGCSE grades than ever before, they did so by achieving the highest number of top grades that we have seen in the last three years. An impressive 55% of all grades received were in the upper grade range of A*/A. Nine students in total achieved straight A*/A grades which represents a phenomenal achievement. We are very proud of our H2s and their levels of academic attainment. The knowledge that they have acquired and the skills that they have honed will stand them in great stead for the challenges ahead in the next two years.
The IB Diploma years, saw the highest number of students achieve the full IB Diploma, more than in any previous year. The IB Diploma is a world recognised accreditation that prepares students perfectly for the rigours of undergraduate study and we were thrilled to see so many students graduate with the full Diploma this year. Of the 67 full Diplomas, 37% of them were Bilingual Diplomas which is testament to the incredible linguistic talents of our students. Those also included 7 students who achieved the accolade of securing 40+ total points.
Students from the class of 2016 are now attending many outstanding universities around the world. TES graduates secured places in universities such as Imperial College, London, King's College London, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Ecole Hoteliere Lusanne (EHL), The University of Edinburgh, University of British Columbia, University of Southern California (USC), Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), to name just a few. The majority of these graduates are based in Europe or North America, but there is a healthy spread of attendance around the world.
In the British Primary Section our pupils are drawn from all over the world and share our campus with children and staff from the French and German Sections. We follow the English National Curriculum that provides children’s learning with a clear progression in skill development and a framework for learning that is meaningful, challenging and engaging.
The School is committed to the development of the whole child. We challenge our children to be the best they can be academically, but also prepare them to be independent, thoughtful and responsible global citizens. We encourage our children to be resourceful and effective learners and are preparing them to become learners for life.
Our French Section is part of an international network of schools overseen by the Agence pour l’enseignement française à l’étranger (AEFE). All French Section classes (up to Seconde) are accredited by the French Ministry of Education. In 2015-2016, the French Section opened a Première class and in 2016-2017 there is a Terminale class. The French Section will have its first French Baccalauréat graduates in 2017.
Our German Section is accredited by the German Kultusministerkonferenz as a German School Abroad and holds the certificate as Exzellente Deutsche Auslandsschule. The Section has nearly doubled its number of students since 2014.
The British Secondary and High School is the largest section with approximately 75 students graduating each year. All of our sections are accredited by the Council of International School (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States.