Students at GEMS International Schools in the UAE again increased performance in 2014 A Level examinations, while results in England have dropped slightly.
32% of students have received A*-A, which is higher than the UK National Average of 26per cent this year.
58% of students achieved A* – B across the GEMS Schools offering the National Curriculum for England, while again 52.4% of their peers in England achieved the same.
There was significant achievement at The Winchester School, Jebel Ali with 31.9% of students obtaining A* – A, which is 6% above the National Average in England.
In Abu Dhabi, at The Cambridge High School 32% of students achieved A*-A while 60% of students achieved A*- B.
“Yet again, GEMS schools have increased and built on previous year on year high attainment in 2014 exam results for the National Curriculum for England. I am extremely pleased with these results across all grades at AS and A level . This clearly demonstrates that the gap in performance levels between GEMS schools and National benchmarks for England continue to widen. The hard work of students, teachers and parents is evident in our schools and these results are a true reflection of their commitment to learning and drive to achieve the highest standards,” said Alan Marshall, Group Director of Standards, GEMS Education.
Simon O’Connor, Principal and CEO of Jumeirah Collage, was delighted with his school’s results this year.
“I am enormously proud of the results which the students and teachers at GEMS Jumeirah College have achieved this year. At a time when the requirements for success at A -Level are becoming more challenging, our A level students have, yet again, surpassed all expectations. This puts them in an ideal position to continue their studies in the most prestigious universities and colleges around the world.”