Challenge: Message from the Head of Secondary

We use the word ‘challenge’ here at BIS Abu Dhabi on a daily basis. To us it consists of employing probing questions to deepen learning, setting ambitious targets and intellectually drilling deeper into the various misconceptions the students may have picked up amongst a whole plethora of engaging activities. Challenge keeps us all on our toes, mentally sharp, quick witted and enthusiastic for the next part of our learning journey.

Some parents were challenged this week in our information evenings to answer IGCSE questions in English and Mathematics to give them a flavour of what their children will encounter in only 8 months time. The room fell silent as the enormity of the challenge ahead sunk in. Our externally validated IGCSE and IBDP examinations are indeed challenging, but the effort required to be successful in these is ultimately worth it as the doors to the world’s best universities are opened to our students. From here their new challenge begins…

Brian Irving

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