The College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results, despite the unprecedented circumstances and the challenges of remote learning. This year’s group has shown immense resilience over the last few months and laid some very strong foundations for the future.
The remarkable results achieved do great credit to the pupils, to their hard work, and to the support offered to them by our talented and committed teaching staff:
30% Grade 9, 52% Grade 9 - 8 (A*), 77% Grade 9 - 7 (A*-A), 93% Grade 9-6 (A* - B), 100% Grade 9 - 4 (A*-C) and the value added to this year’s results at 1.86, over a full grade added on average.
Brighton College Abu Dhabi has enjoyed huge success across the full, and varied range of subjects taken at GCSE. Of particular note are the results in the Mathematics Department: 40% achieved grade 9 and in Further Pure Mathematics where all pupils achieved Grade 9. In the Sciences and Mathematics departments, more than 50% attained a grade 9 or 8. In addition, this year 80% of pupils studying Mandarin achieved Grade 9 and 100% achieved Grade 9 – 8. This year’s results further build on the immense successes of previous years ranking us as a top performing school in the UAE. We continue to work together with all the Brighton Colleges, including the top-performing UK school, drawing on a long and successful history of academic distinction.
High achieving pupils celebrating top level grades this year include:
Gyubo Kong 11 Grade 9s
Harriet McCreanor 10 Grade 9s
Ella Menane 10 Grade 9s
Gyeongeun Noh 10 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 6
Ashna Chaturvedi 9 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8
Gustavs Cerps 9 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8
Amala Ayyar 9 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8
Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi commented, “I am delighted to announce another outstanding year of GCSE results, which accurately reflect the abilities of this able and hard-working group. The results tell us so much more about these young people this year than their academic achievement: they have shown exemplary character in adversity and have proved their resilience at every point over the last few gruelling months. It is a mark of the Brighton education that the emphasis on curiosity, confidence and kindness and the extensive opportunities we offer beyond the classroom prepare young people so well for whatever life might throw at them. As always, they have risen to the challenge and their thoroughly deserved success is a source of great pride for all of us. I offer them, their parents and my extremely talented and hard-working colleagues my warmest congratulations and thanks.”
Emma Parsons, Head of Senior School said, “It is an absolute pleasure to announce our best GCSE results achieved to date at Brighton College Abu Dhabi. We are incredibly proud of the achievements and successes of all of our pupils over the past two years and, in particular, over the past few months as they have had to deal with the emotional challenge of not sitting the examinations. Our pupils should feel exceptionally proud of their grades today and we extend our thanks to their families too for their constant support and encouragement. The staff, who know the pupils really well, were able to determine their grades effectively, taking into account all of the work produced over the GCSE courses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate them for their integrity, diligence and attention to detail throughout this process. Well done everyone!”
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