Jumeirah College scores best ever A-level results

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Jumeirah College scores best ever A-level results

A host of UAE students are celebrating top grades, after results were returned for some of the most important exams in their lives.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 18 Aug 2013, 12:26 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:54 AM

A student receiving her result at the Dubai British School. — KT photo by Grace Guino

The results of A level examinations were announced on Thursday morning, with many students expressing happiness over the news. University entrance — and in some cases future careers — are based largely on these results.

Jumeirah College obtained the school’s best ever results, with 44 per cent of students receiving either A* or A grades, and 78 per cent receiving a B grade or above. Yousef Qureshi achieved the highest scores at Jumeirah College, with five A+’s and one A.

At the Dubai British School, most students scored above the UK National average for last year, where just over one quarter of students achieved A* or A grades. Almost one third of students at the school achieved A* or A grades. Tamer Hijaz topped the scores at his school by scoring A*’s in Physics, Maths and Chemistry.

Students at GEMS International Schools in the UAE also performed very well, with 31 per cent of students receiving A* or A grades. The Cambridge High School in Abu Dhabi also saw 31 per cent of its students score A* or A grades, while 57 per cent received a B grade or above.

“I am very proud of all of our school results this year, especially those from Jumeirah College. All students have done exceptionally well. Their hard work as well as the hard work of the teachers and the combined support of parents has ensured this success,” said Fiona Cottam — both the former Principal of Jumeirah College and current Director of International School, GEMS Education. -muaz@khaleejtimes.com

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