Stellar 2018 IGCSE and GCSE Results

Congratulations to our students on their outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results this year!
In yet another record-breaking year, 47% of all grades achieved were at A or A*. This is a superb achievement from this group of students in a truly inclusive and international school.

"The importance of good qualifications has never been higher and I am absolutely delighted that the students of the British International School Abu Dhabi have been able to shine in this year's IGCSE examinations. These superb results are thoroughly deserved and the students have rightly been rewarded for the tremendous work they have put in for the last two years. We should also of course recognise the commitment of their outstanding teachers and a wonderfully supportive group of parents. These fantastic results will enable our students to thrive in their IB studies and they will go on to achieve places at the very best universities around the world," Patrick Horne, Principal of The British International School Abu Dhabi said.

The GCSE and IGCSE are internationally-respected qualifications studied by students aged 14-16 years old. Respected by universities, they cover a broad range of subjects including languages, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, computer science and more.

The I/GCSE is one of the most academically challenging qualifications currently on offer to 14-16 year old students worldwide, before they embark on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The British International School Abu Dhabi students' results have exceeded the UK average for GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IGCSEs (International GCSE).
The continued success in GCSE and IGCSE results is a testament to The British International School Abu Dhabi’s high academic standards, excellent teaching and the hard work and dedication of students. Students continue to excel and outperform UK national averages.

  • 47% of all GCSE and IGCSE grades achieved by The British International School Abu Dhabi students achieved A* or A. This significantly exceeds the UK average of 20.5%.
  • 83% of students achieved five or more A*- C grades compared to the UK average of 69.5%.

There is great success across the board, yet one of notable importance in today’s world is the success in Languages in which 59% achieved the top grade of A*. These students are superbly well prepared for global success in the years to come.

These exceptional results are the culmination of the hard work and dedication of our students, our ambitious approach and the support of our excellent teachers. On behalf of our school community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers for always inspiring and challenging our students to achieve more than what they may have thought possible.

A continuation of the English National Curriculum, the full two-year program features a combination of coursework and exam work. Students will generally take 9 subjects and upon passing are awarded qualifications in a full range of core subjects including languages, sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and design and mathematics. Top universities around the world look to these qualifications as a benchmark of academic performance when considering applications.

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