August 12, 2021

Celebrating IGCSE and GCSE Results

El Alsson British International School students and staff are again celebrating an outstanding set of examination results, this time for this year’s IGCSE and GCSE students. Following on from the AS and A2 successes earlier this week, students have again raised the bar at IGCSE and GCSE. Given the uncertainty and disruption that students and teachers have experienced through the majority of these courses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these results are exceptional and students, teachers and parents should be very proud of these results.

69% of students achieved at least 3 A*-A or 9-7 grades with 59% of all grades achieved being A*-A or 9-7. 42% of all grades were the very highest grades possible, either A* or 8 or 9 respectively.

25% (14) of students achieved a grade point average of 8.0 or higher. 45% of students achieved 9 grades at A*-B or 9-5.

80% 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.

These results clearly continue a consistent pattern of improvement across all subjects in recent years.

Head of Key Stage 4, Ms Trisandhya Trott commented “This year 11 cohort has had the most disrupted GCSE programme I have seen in my teaching career. Their results today are a testament to their resilience in the face of this disruption and their determination to succeed. I say this to each year 11 group, but it is especially true this year: every single student has something to be proud of today. These outstanding results form just part of the achievements of our year 11 students. Outside of their academic studies, they have all developed into mature and inquisitive young people who will go onto even greater success in the future. And, they are all exceptionally nice people. A huge thank you to all of the staff members who have worked with and supported our students through this process.”

Secondary Headteacher of the British School, Mr Gareth Morgan commented: “I would like to congratulate the students and teachers of Year 11 for their wonderful achievements in these exams. The commitment of teachers, who did not miss a day of offering opportunities to learn, was met by the dedication of students determined to do their best. The El Alsson spirit of working together as a community for the benefit of the students in our care has really been evident in this difficult year. I wish Year 11 all the best as they begin their Year 12 studies later this month. ”

The rigours of the IGCSE/GCSE courses and it being their first experience of internationally renowned qualifications during the uncertainty of a global pandemic 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.

Well done to all our students!

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