UAE students rejoice in stellar GCSE results

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UAE students rejoice in stellar GCSE results

Abu Dhabi - Their achievements are a testament to their efforts.

By Staff report

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Published: Thu 23 Aug 2018, 4:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 23 Aug 2018, 6:55 PM

Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupils have achieved an impressive 47% Grade 9-8 (A*), 71% Grade 9-7 (A*-A), 90% Grade 9-5 (A* - B) and 95% Grade 9-4 (A*-C) in their 2018 GCSE examinations, a testament to the academic excellence that Brighton College is renowned for. 
This year, the majority of subjects were given numerical grades, with grade 9 being the highest. Given how few of these grades were awarded worldwide, Brighton College Abu Dhabi is particularly delighted that 27 per cent of its pupils secured this top-level at grade 9.
Brighton College Abu Dhabi has enjoyed huge success across the full, and varied range of subjects taken at GCSE. Of particular note are the results from Science, Mathematics, Art, Mandarin and the Arabic departments where the majority of students achieved level 9/8/A*.
In addition, this year was the first cohort of pupils taking Business Studies at the College, where 44 per cent of the pupils achieved A*-A. These results further build on the immense successes of previous years.
Stand out individual pupil successes this year include:
George (Sebastian) Hirjoaba who achieved 7 Grade 9's
Wilhelm Garemo who achieved 7 Grade 9's *
Leen Kharouf who achieved 7 Grade 9's
Razaan Ganatra who achieved 6 Grade 9's
Isaac Hammond who achieved 6 Grade 9's

Immense pride

Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi commented: "I am incredibly proud of the achievements of our GCSE pupils who have exceeded even last year's tremendous results.
"I would like to thank our dedicated staff, pastoral support team and parents who have gone above and beyond in providing the pupils with excellent teaching and support. As well as celebrating the pupils' enormous achievements, what gives me the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that our pupils make irrespective of their starting point.
"As well as being academically dedicated, our pupils have been heavily involved in all other aspects of school life, including taking on charity work, extracurricular sports, performing arts and leadership positions."
Emma Parsons, Head of Years 9 - 11 commented: "In light of the significant changes to the GCSE examinations over the past couple of years, to have raised our results once again is really remarkable, especially as we have achieved a 7 per cent increase in A* (9-8) Grade at the College.
"We have seen first-hand how hard all the pupils have worked to achieve these incredible results and the commitment and dedication of our teaching staff is outstanding. We are incredibly proud of all our pupils; well done!"

Academic excellence

Henning Fries, CEO, Bloom Education said: "At Bloom Education, our aim is to provide pupils with academic excellence and a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child. We achieve this through partnering with world-renowned educational institutions, such as Brighton College in the UK and the results from this year's GCSEs are testament to this."
Fries added: "Bloom Education is very pleased with the incredible success of the Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupils in their GCSE examinations. The students' high aspirations and determination to succeed has provided them with the confidence to aim high and achieve outstanding examination results.
"I'd like to thank the parents and school staff for their tremendous dedication and wish all the pupils great success for the future."
Brighton College Abu Dhabi looks forward to many of its pupils joining its Sixth Form and giving them the opportunity to select from the largest choice of A level courses in Abu Dhabi.

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