Once again GEMS schools leave behind their English Counterparts in A-Level examinations
13 August 2015: Students at GEMS International Schools in the UAE again increased performance in 2015 A Level examinations. 33 per cent of students have received A*-A, which is higher than the UK National Average indicators which have yet to be announced. In addition, 65 per cent of students achieved A* - B across the GEMS Schools offering the National Curriculum for England.
There was significant achievement at The Westminster School, Dubai with 43 per cent of students obtaining A* - A. In Abu Dhabi, at The Cambridge High School and at the Cambridge International School in Dubai, 35 per cent of students achieved A*-A while 65 per cent of students achieved A*- B at both schools.
“Once again, GEMS schools have increased and built on previous attainment and performance in the A Level results for 2015. I am delighted for the students in our schools whose exceptional examination results are a testament to their hard work and form a strong foundation for their future careers and pathways. Teachers and parents should also be filled with pride, as these results demonstrate their commitment in ensuring such success for our young people. All of this indicates that the gap in performance levels between GEMS schools and national benchmarks in England continues to widen in our drive to achieve the highest of standards,” said Fiona Cottam, Senior Vice President Schools, GEMS Education.
At Jumeirah College, Dubai where 113 students were entered for A levels, Simon O’Connor, Principal and CEO, was delighted with the results this year. “We are enormously proud of our students’ success at Jumeirah College. These achievements are the result of consistent hard work from the students, with the unswerving support and assistance from both their teachers and parents. We are particularly proud that four of our students have secured places to study Medicine in the UK, one of the hardest courses to gain places on in the world. In an increasingly competitive environment our students continue to excel and enter the next phase of their lives equipped with the very best foundations for future expectations.”
GEMS schools also continue to perform above the international averages in the International Baccalaureate, results which were published in July of this year. The pass rate for GEMS schools at 90 per cent, is more than 10 per cent higher than the international pass rate. The average score of 33 demonstrates an improvement on previous results and is consistently improving against world averages which this year were recorded at 29.8.