Wednesday, October 7, 2009

IGCSE and GCSE examinations success for GEMS students

Dubai, October 6, 2009: Once again students from GEMS schools have excelled at the recent IGSCE and GCSE examinations, surpassing the UK national average, highlighting the leading position of GEMS students in international exams.

· GEMS students are achieving scores 25 percentage points above the UK national average.

· This year 72% of year 11 GEMS students attained 5* A – C, including Maths and English.

· In comparison, the 2008 UK national average figure was 47.2% for similar aged students.

· 34 per cent of marks achieved by GEMS students were A* to A – this is 12 per cent higher than the UK.

At Jumeirah College, 97 per cent of students obtained 5 A* to C marks in all subjects. Toppers at the school included Lucinda Anis who achieved 10 A* and Aman Gupta who achieved 9 A*.

Results at Wellington International School were higher than the year before with 88 percent of the students obtaining 5 A* to C marks in all subjects. Abhinav Mathur came out on top at his school with 11 A*, while Leanna Shuttleworth received 10 A*.

Ralph Tabberer, Chief of Schools with GEMS Education said, “The impressive results highlight the hard work of our students and the dedication of the teachers. Exam results performance is not the only benchmark but this year’s results have again shown we have first rate British curriculum schools and we congratulate our students for their exceptional academic achievements”.

“I also want to acknowledge the incredibly important role that our parents are playing in supporting their children at home in helping raise overall educational achievements.

GEMS Education prides itself on its world class teachers and educators which help achieve high standards of education to ensure GEMS students are given the very best opportunity to attend the world’s best universities.

GEMS Education manages a growing network of nearly 100 high quality international schools around the world. GEMS network of schools provide education to 100,000 students from over 125 countries, employing over 7,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from over 60 nationalities. Supported by a network of eminent international advisors in the field of education, GEMS global network of multi-skilled specialists and in-house experts provide invaluable support and guidance in all areas related to schools, delivering world class standards of education. ‘GEMS Education’ offers total school management solutions: From project inception and planning to ongoing operations of schools. GEMS provides all round management of new school projects and existing schools.

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