This year, GEMS students in the UAE have once again exceeded expectations, with 46 per cent achieving A*-A grades and 69 per cent achieving A*-B grades. The A*- A percentage has seen an increase of seven percentage points from last year, while the A* – B grades saw an increase of four percentage points.
Of over 400 examination entries, 19 per cent achieved the prestigious A* grade, and 52 per cent of all results were at either A* or A grade. Of the 138 students, seven achieved straight A*s, and 39 students (28 per cent) achieved all A*or A grades.
Jumeirah College had the largest cohort to enter A Levels this last year, and these students have been able to surpass all previous records at the school.
Simon O’Connor, Principal, Jumeirah College congratulated the students by saying: “They have done it again! The school has achieved record results every year for the last three years, and I am thrilled that even the amazing results of last year have been surpassed.”
Nidhi Kumar, from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi, is the GEMS Topper and has achieved outstanding five A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English Literature.
A large number of students from Our Own English High School, Al Ain, The Winchester School- Jebel Ali, The Cambridge International School – Dubai, and Jumeriah College have received four A* grades.
Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “I would like to congratulate the students, teachers and parents on yet another successful year. We are excited to see that these great results will mean that our students can accept offers to some of the very best universities and colleges in the world. We are genuinely proud of them and their achievements.”
GEMS students have already received acceptances from Universities and Colleges like: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, King’s College London MIT, Stanford University, Columbia University, Princeton University, and University of Pennsylvania, to name a few.
GEMS currently offers A Levels at seven schools in the UAE, with GEMS FirstPoint School set to receive their first results next year.