Inspiring Results From BWYA

With summer drawing to a close, autumn is just around the corner. At the start of the harvest season, we’d like to share with you the impressive results achieved by our students over the past year. Whether it is IB, IGCSE, or university admissions, 2020-2021 was a fruitful year for all BWYA students.

In the IB DP exams, we again had a 98% pass-rate, with an average 38.0, far exceeding the world average of 33.0. 22 of our students (45% of the whole grade) also achieved scores of 40 or more. But not only that, two students, Seoyun Kwon and Xiong Penghao, achieved perfect 45 scores.

This year, our IGCSE results were similarly impressive, with a 100% pass rate, and more than half of our 30 students’ exams graded A* or A.

Congratulations to our students for all your successes!

Since being established in 2001, at BWYA we have never forgotten our motto, Locally Grounded, Globally Aware, as we continue to explore the integration of national, and international courses.

In addition to the continued progress in exams, this year’s graduates also received excellent university offers from around the world. Vanderbilt University, Rice, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, Colby College, Smith College, Parsons College of Design, University College London, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, University of Amsterdam, University of Seoul and many other top universities joyfully received our students. In total, our students received 224 admission notices.


Universities: Close to a quarter of our graduates have entered top-30* universities, and more than 75% of our graduates have been admitted to top-50* universities globally

Liberal Arts Colleges: Nearly half of our applicants successfully entered top-30* Liberal Arts Colleges

Fine Arts Schools: 78% of applicants received admission notices from top-20* art colleges

*Global university rankings from US News

UK & Canada.

UK: Top-20 universities acceptance rate 83% 

Canada: Top-20 universities acceptance rate 100% 

Rest of World.

Australia, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Korea:

Each area top-20 acceptance rate 100%

The Class of 2021 have started the next part of their journeys. Going into new and unknown challenges, we wish them the very best of luck as they continue to grow and learn.


Bates College

Berklee College of Music (2)

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston University (3)

Brandeis University (2)

Bucknell University 

California College of Art (3)

Carnegie Mellon University (3)

Case Western Reserve University (2)

Colby College 

Elon University 

Emory University

Fordham University (2)

Georgia State University

Indiana University Bloomington

Kenyon College 

Lane Community College

Loyola Marymount University 

Mason Gross School

Michigan State University 

New England Conservatory 

New York University (2)

Northeastern University (3)

Oberlin College and Conservatory

Ohio State University

Otis College of Art

Parson School of Design (3)

Pennsylvania State University (3)

Pepperdine University 

Pratt Institute (4)

Purdue University 

Reed College 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)

Rice University 

Rutgers University 

Santa Monica College

School of Visual Art (4)

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Methodist Univerity 

St. John University 

Syracuse University (4)

The Savannah College of Art and Design (2)

Trinity College

Tulane University (2)

University of California, Davis (5)

University of California, Irvine (5)

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Santa Barbara (3)

University of California, Santa Cruz (3)

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, San Diego (5)

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Connecticut (2)

University of Florida (3)

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (2)

University of Massachusetts

University of Miami

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Portland 

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Santa Monica

University of Southern California (2)

University of Texas at Austin (3)

University of Virginia (3)

University of Washington (3)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (6)

Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University (2)

William & Mary


Arts University Bournemouth

Birmingham City University

Durham University 

Imperial College London

King‘s College London (6)

Kingston University

Loughborough University

Middlesex University London

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Northern College of Music

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 

University College London (6)

University for the Creative Arts

University of Arts London

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol (3)

University of Edinburgh (5)

University of Essex

University of Glasgow

University of Hertfordshire

University of Manchester (5)

University of Nottingham 

University of Sheffield (2)

University of St. Andrews

University of Sussex

University of Warwick


McMaster University

Queen’s University (3)

University of British Columbia (5) 

University of Toronto (12)


City University of Hong Kong 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The University of Hong Kong (4)


Seoul National University (2)

Yonsei University


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University 

University of Amsterdam

University of Groningen

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania