The China International School Competitiveness Ranking 2019 Announced by Kinglead

The China International School Competitiveness Ranking·2019 is announced officially by Kinglead on Dec 3rd, 2019, and the ranking has been released for two consecutive years.

The ranking is based on publicly available data and utilizes quantitative model and compositive weighted score to reflect international schools’ comprehensive competitiveness from three core dimensions : international certification, faculty, and enrollment to universities.

Due to the differences between U.S. universities and U.K. universities in selecting and evaluating students, this year, the data of enrollment to universities  is divided into U.S. undergraduate part and U.K. undergraduate part.

Kinglead, as an advanced high-end platform of international education recourses and services, has conducted continuous and in-depth researching and analysis on the competitiveness of Chinese international schools, aiming at digging into the characteristics of international schools, optimizing evaluation standards and promoting the upgrading of the industry.

  • Research Object

The schools in China mainland which applies international high school courses and whose students are aiming at entering overseas universities.

  • Data Sources

All of the data is collected from public resources,and there are 1257 official websites of international schools, 227 official WeChat Subscription of international schools, 4 official websites of the examinations authority, and 7 official websites of the international education accreditation agencies are inquired.

The main data sources are as follows:

  • the official website of IBO

  • the official website of CIE

  • the official website of Edexcel

  • the official website of CollegeBoard

  • the official website of NCCT

  • the official website of NEASC

  • the official website of CIS

  • the official website of WASC

  • the official website of ACAMIS

  • the official website of EARCOS

  • the official website of FOBISIA

  • official website & WeChat Subscription of international schools

  • database of Kinglead 

  • Ranking
  • Indicator System

The ranking evaluats international schools’ competitiveness by three core dimensions: International Certification, Faculty and Enrollment to Universities.

  • International Certification

This indicator includes two sub indicators: Certification by Mainstream Exam Committee Authorized Agency, Certification by Mainstream International Certification Authority.

Certification by Mainstream Exam Committee Authorized Agency:

  • If IB course has certificated by IBO

  • If IGCSE/A-Level course has certificated by CIE

  • If IGCSE/A-Level course has certificated by Edexcel

  • If AP course has certificated by College Board

Certification by Mainstream International Certification Authority:

  • NCCT

  • NEASC

  • CIS

  • WASC

  • ACAMIS

  • EARCOS

  • FOBISIA

  • Faculty
  • Faculty-Student Ratio

  • Proportion of Foreign Faculties

  • Proportion of Faculties who are Highly Educated (Master Degree or Above)

  • Enrollment to Universities

Based on the ranking of universities which students entered according to 2020 U.S. News best National University Rankings, there are six sub indicators:

  • Number of students entering Top 3 Universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 4-10Universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 11-20 Universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 21-30Universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 31-40Universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 41-50Universities

Based on the ranking of universities which students entered TOP 100 universities according to the 2019 U.S. News best Global University Rankings in U.K., there are six sub indicators:

  • Number of students entering Top 2 Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 3 Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 4-5 Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 6-8 Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Number of students entering TOP 9-10 Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Number of students entering other Universities in U.K. in TOP 100 universities

  • Indicators & Weight
  • Rating System

Based on the ranking results, the competitiveness level of each school is rated as below:

Schools ranking TOP 1-3 are rated as “AAAAA”, Schools ranking TOP 4-10 are rated as “AAAA”, Schools ranking TOP 11-30 are rated as “AAA”, Schools ranking TOP 31-50 are rated as “AA”, Schools ranking TOP 51-100 are rated as “A”, Schools ranking TOP 101-200 are rated as “TOP100”, Schools ranking TOP 201-300 are rated as “TOP300”.

  • Data Processing

1.The data is collected from public resources, including official website of IBO, official website of CIE, official website of Edexcel, official website of CollegeBoard,official website of NCCT, official website of NEASC, official website of CIS, official website of WASC, official website of ACAMIS, official website of EARCOS, official website of FOBISIA, official website & WeChat Subscription of international schools and database of Kinglead .

2. If the data of Enrollment to Universities of class of 2019 is not found or the data is not clear about year or campus, the school will not be included in this ranking.

3. The maximum score of a school for each indicator is 100, the lowest score is 0. The rest of school will assign with value in proportion. After calculating and weighting all 20 indicators, the maximum score will be converted to 100 and the rest of school will assign with value in proportion.

4.For the indicator of enrollment to universities, because of the difference degree of data disclosure, the number of enrolled students is calculated according to the methods as below:

1) For the school directly announced their students’ choice of universities, directly count enrolled students’ number and their university.

2) For the school only announced students’  offers from universities but did not disclosure their final choice, count the highest rank university offer for each student.

3) For the school only announced the overall offer number of all the students but did not disclosure their final choice, assume each student get 5 offers and divide the overall offer number from each university by 5. If the result of a university larger than 0 but smaller than 1, count as 1.

4) For the school only announced the list of universities but did not disclosure the specific number of offers and the final choice of students, assume there is 1 offer issued by each university.

5) For the school announced part of the enrollment data, only the announced data are used.

6)  In other cases, the data is considered missing.

  • Top 10

As to the ranking of enrollment to the U.S., 4 of the top 10 international schools are from Beijing, which ranks No.1 in all cities. The top 3 international schools are SDSZ International Department, International Department, The Affiliated High School of SCNU and Nanjing Foreign Language School, International Department.

As to the ranking of enrollment to the U.K., 3 of the top 10 international schools are from Shanghai, which ranks No.1 in all cities. The top 3 international schools are Shenzhen College of International Education,  Wuhan Britain-China School and Shanghai Experimental Foreign Language School.

  • Enrollment to Universities

When it comes to the competitiveness of enrollment to universities:

SDSZ International Department ranks No.1 in the ranking of enrollment to the U.S., Nanjing Foreign Language School, International Department ranks No.2, International Department, The Affiliated High School of SCNU ranks No.3.

Shenzhen College of International Education ranks No.1 in the ranking of enrollment to the U.K., Wuhan Britain-China School ranks No.2, and Ulink College of Shanghai ranks No.3.

  • International Certification

When it comes to the competitiveness of international certification:

Dulwich College Beijing and Dulwich College Suzhou both rank No.1 in the ranking of enrollment to the U.S. and ranking of enrollment to the U.K., followed by Shenzhen College of International Education.

  • Ranking by Primary Indicators

NOTES:

1.The data is normalized because of the difference level of data disclosure,and there could be difference between the ranking result and the competitive level of a specific school.

2.This ranking is announced by Kinglead. Kinglead has the copyright and other relevant rights and interests, and reserves the right to the final interpretation of the ranking.

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