Top results in the University of Cambridge

Pupils from GEMS schools achieve top results in the University of Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards




Dubai, April 21st 2014: Today 24 students from 5 GEMS schools in the UAE have received prestigious awards to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the 2013 University of Cambridge International examinations.

The University of Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, also known as the H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.

Isha Akram from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi received a Top in the World award for receiving the highest mark in the world in the IGCSE Travel and Tourism examination, while Nasir Mohammad Khalid, from The Westminster School, Dubai received the Top in the World award for the highest mark in the world for the IGCSE English as a Second Language (oral endorsement) examination. 17 other students received Top of the UAE awards, for receiving the highest mark in the UAE in a variety of subject areas of the IGCSE, A Level and AS Level examinations.

Fiona Cottam, Director of International Schools at GEMS Education said, “These awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of our students and teachers.  Their commitment to their studies is celebrated today and we celebrate their hard work and their talents through these prestigious awards.  On behalf of GEMS Education, we congratulate each student and look forward to supporting them on the upward journey to even greater achievement and success.”

Mr Simon Higgins, Regional Manager CIE, MENA attended the event and congratulated all receiving students.

Simon Higgins, Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa commented: ‘I am very proud to congratulate GEMS Education learners across the UAE on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. It is encouraging to acknowledge the high standards of education offered by schools across the country reflected through these exceptional results. These achievements are a credit to the partnerships which Cambridge has established with schools and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers, support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them
not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. I wish them every success in their future.’