Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School was founded in 2002. For more than 17 years, the International Section has grown from an institution that provides English/Mandarin-medium education to an academy that offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examination courses and the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme.
The Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School was originally founded by the Kiangsu and Chekiang Residents (HK) Association way back in 1953, before the Association Supervisor then proposed to open the Kiangsu and Chekiang International Section (also known as KCIS) in late 1993. The school was one of the first in the whole country to offer an English medium curriculum coupled together with daily lessons in Mandarin, and was open to all pupils aged between three and eleven years old.
Both Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School and Kiangsu – Chekiang College International Sections are placed inside of Hong Kong’s own International Sector, and despite being founded by immigrants, the school remains to have a Chinese outlook while being international in spirit.
KCIS aims to offer an education in the International Baccalaureate and British Curriculum while treating its students and staff with respect and appreciation. The school is always ready to help its students transform into scholastically competent, responsible and considerate young adults who are enthusiastic in contributing to the community, country, and the world. KCIS deeply values and respects the importance of language. The school remains rooted in its history by studying Mandarin extensively while applying English as a medium of instruction for other areas.
The school has taken careful consideration to modify the needs of the syllabus to suit the local needs of children living in a multicultural society like in Hong Kong, yet still utilising the British National Curriculum as the core backbone of the school’s curriculum. ICIS emphasis on the academic results has resulted in the opening of the new secondary section in 2002, getting registered with Edexel and Cambridge Examination Boards, and becoming one of the first schools in Hong Kong to offer the IB Diploma programme.
In fact, the school’s IB Diploma batch of May 2018 obtained a 97.2% pass rate, which is well above the world wide average. That batch also scored well above the world wide average for every individual IB subjects as well. Many of those students have now secured positions at a number of leading higher education universities around the world including University College London, University of Toronto, University of Edinburgh, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, among many others.
A staggering third of that batch achieved 40 or more IB points. At the same time, the IGCSE students of that period also achieved a 99% pass rate, with nearly 90% attaining the highest A*-C / 9-4 grades, again well above the British national average. Out of that number, a phenomenal 52% of students achieved the top most A*-A/9-7 grades.
The 2018 – 2019 batch of IB Diploma students surpassed the outstanding academic excellence record, with a 100% pass rate, of which 18% attained 40 IB points and above. Kiangsu – Chekiang College International Sections then achieved a 99% in the 2019 IGCSE exams, with 84% out of them then managing the highest A*-C/9-4 grades. A lot of the scholastic success at the secondary school levels, the foundations were laid at the Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School.