IGCSE and GCSE Results

Two thirds of students achieved at least 3 A*-A or 9-7 grades with just under half of all grades achieved being A*-A or 9-7. A quarter of all grades were the very highest grades possible, either A* or 8 or 9 respectively. 82% of students achieved the Egyptian Ministry of Education requirements for university entry by achieving at least 8 GCSE grades at A*-C or 9-4.

When comparing these results with schools in the UK and their performance last year, students as a cohort were 19 points better and these results would place El Alsson in the top 3% of all schools in the UK and the top 4% of independent schools.

Headteacher, Mr Matt Topliss commented:

“I am extremely proud of the achievements of our IGCSE/GCSE students, along with the guidance and support given to them by our exceptional staff. I am also very grateful for the continued support of our parents as they play a vital role in the success of their children. As it is reported that these examinations are becoming increasingly more difficult and with a new grading structure in some subjects, it is commendable that El Alsson students have produced this remarkable set of results.”

As always, we are delighted with the performance of all our students and they should each be proud of what they have accomplished. A few highlights from Year 11 include:

Laila Abdelhalim: 5A*, 2A, 1B,

Salma Delawar: 6A*, 2A, 1C,

Farida ElMesseiry: 7A*, 1A, 1B

Youssef ElSherif: 7A*, 1B

Hassan Issa: 4A*, 2A, 3B

Rahma Mohamed: 5A*, 3A, 1C

Farah Mortada: 6A*, 2A, 1B,

Abdallah Soliman: 4A*, 4B, 1C

The rigours of the IGCSE/GCSE courses and it being their first experience of internationally renowned qualifications can mean that some students have not achieved as well as they might have hoped. We are very keen to support any student that needs help assessing their next steps and they must not hesitate to get in touch with the school over the coming days and weeks if they need to. More detailed subject results and analysis will be available from next week.

A level and AS Level Results

At A Level, 87% of students achieved 3 or more A levels at A*- E with 61% of all students achieving A*- C grades in 3 or more subjects. 32% of students achieved 4 or more A Levels at A*-C with 4 students achieving 5 A levels at A*-C. Performance in the key headline measures for the school has increased significantly from last year. 18% of students achieved at least AAB in 3 subjects. 49 A* or A grades were awarded to students. 60% of students achieved at least one A* or A grade at A Level. The students have performed very well in a range of subjects but in particular in Physics, Biology, Art, Economics, Business Studies and Arabic. The success of the students has ensured that a majority of them have gained their first-choice places at top universities in Egypt, the UK, Europe and North America.

At AS level, 78% of students achieved 3 or more AS levels at A-E with 54% of all students achieving A-C grades in 3 or more subjects. 37% of students achieved 4 or more A Levels at A-C with 7 students achieving 5 A levels at A-C. 31% of students achieved at least AAB in 3 subjects. 59 A grades were awarded to students at AS Level. 52% of students achieved at least one A* or A grade at AS Level.

Headteacher, Mr Matt Topliss commented “we are very proud of the successes of all our students and wish them every success as they move on to the next phase of their lives. Many have secured outstanding results and should be exceptionally proud of their endeavours over the past two years. I would like to thank them, their families and the teaching staff for the opportunities that have been given to the students and the hard work, guidance and drive that comes with these opportunities. It is very satisfying that a vast majority of our students have secured the university course of their choice.”

As always, we are delighted with the performance of all our students and they will be proud of what they have accomplished. A few highlights from Year 13 include:

Youssef Aziz: A*,A*,A*, A*, A
Mennh Soliman: A, A, A, A, A
Ismail El Hadidy: A*, A*, A, A
Nada El Sherif: A,* A*, A, A
Hana Soliman: A*, A, A, A
Annie Hata: A*, A, A, C, C
Nayla Helmy: A, A, A, C

The rigours of the A level course can mean that some students don’t achieve as well as they might have hoped. We are very keen to support any student that needs help with the university clearing process and they must not hesitate to get in touch with the school over the coming days and weeks if they need to. Further more detailed subject results and analysis will be available from next week.

Well done to all our students!

Grading System Egypt June 2019 (Arabic)

Comparing Grade Sets in Egypt June 2019 (English)