2012 Examination Results
IGCSE/GCSE examinations (International General Certificate of Secondary Education and General Certificate of Secondary Education
Students from GEMS International British Curriculum Schools have outperformed their counterparts in England in the IGCSE/GCSE and A-Level Examinations for 2012 by up to 20 percentage points. GCSE/IGCSE students at GEMS British curriculum schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have achieved results that are 20 percentage points higher than the average student in England, according to this year’s analysis of the GCSE/IGCSE examinations.
Early reports out of England today have also indicated that the number of students failing the GCSE English exams has increased this year. However, GEMS students in Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue to do better than their peers in England and are showing an increase in the number of students passing the GCSE English examinations.
In the A-Level examinations, 56 per cent of GEMS students received an A* to B which is 3 per cent higher than students in England. 98 per cent of students that wrote the A- Level examinations from across the GEMS network of schools in the UAE passed the examination with an A*-E grade.
With UK reports stating that for the first time in 20 years, A –Level top marks were at 26.6 per cent, which is down by at least 0.4 per cent from previous years, 28.7 per cent of students from one GEMS school obtained A*- A. This is about 2 per cent more than the A* - A marks received in the UK.
International Baccalaureate Programme
GEMS schools also continue to perform above the international averages in the International Baccalaureate for both average scores per student and the percentages of students passing the IB Diploma. The pass rate for GEMS schools is 9 per cent higher than the international pass rate.
At one of its American Academies the average score per student in IB for 2012 is 7 points higher than international average points scored.
CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education)
Of all Grade 12 CBSE students who took the exams from GEMS, 99.9 per cent passed. This is compared to the CBSE world pass rate of 80.1 per cent. 20.3 per cent of students received 90% and above in the grade 12 exams.
Two students from our CBSE curriculum achieved a mark of 97.2per cent in the Science Stream while another achieved 95.2 per cent in the Humanities Stream.
ISC / ICSE ( Indian School Certificate)
The average for the ISC at GEMS schools was 84.8 per cent and the average for the ICSE examinations was 89.1per cent.
One of our students, Rohan Sampath set a world record for the highest score in the exams since the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations began in 1958.
Rohan scored 99.5 per cent in the ISC Class XII examinations and his results included: 100 per cent in Mathematics, 100 per cent in Physics, 100 per cent in Computer Science and 98 in per cent English exams.