Thursday 18, August 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Students from GEMS Schools in the UAE celebrated another year of remarkable success by achieving exceptional A-Level examination results.
Once again the GEMS student scores in the A –Level examinations have exceeded UK National averages and also the GEMS averages for 2015. Across the GEMS Schools offering the National Curriculum for England, 39 per cent of students achieved A*-A, and 65 per cent of students achieved A* – B, higher than the UK national averages on both counts.
The overall pass rate for GEMS students was 99.8% compared to the UK pass rate in 2015 of 98.8%.
There was significant achievement at Jumeirah College in Dubai with 44 per cent of student entries obtaining A* – A, which is 17 per cent above the National Average in England.
AS level results were also very positive with 42% of student entries obtaining A-B, and with an overall pass rate of 90.7%, compared to the UK pass rate of 89.4%.
Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, commented on this year’s results saying: “I am very proud of our 2016 A and AS Level results. The hard work of our students, teachers and parents is evident in GEMS schools and these results are a true reflection of their commitment to learning and drive to achieve the highest standards. I strongly believe that these results are an indication that our students are well prepared for the next stage in their educational journey, and we look forward to their continued success.”
A significant number of GEMS students have already secured places at Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, UCLA, Harvard, and Stanford amongst many other excellent universities.