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Four Innoventures Education IB Students Attain a Perfect 45

by Eddie Rayner

The 2021 IB Diploma Programme results have once again demonstrated the academic prowess of Innoventures Education schools, establishing them as the UAE’s top-ranked IB schools. Four students from Dubai International Academy (DIA), Emirates Hills – Mantika Harish, Aryan Gulati, Arnav Agarwal and Maansi Suri – achieved the coveted maximum 45 points, a feat achieved by less than 0.5% of students worldwide. Mantika will read Chemistry at The University of Oxford, UK, Aryan will study Computer Science at The University of Southern California, Arnav will study Economics at The University of Chicago, and Maansi will study Mechanical Engineering at The University of Toronto.

A visibly delighted Poonam Bhojani, CEO, Innoventures Education, said: “This year’s IBDP results are a resounding validation of the hard work, resilience and talent of our students, teachers and the Innoventures community. The results testify to our vision of providing holistic, world-class education that is inclusive and inspires our students to achieve.”

The vast majority of students at Innoventures Education schools performed well above the UAE average of 35.89 points and global average of 32.99 this year. With the largest graduating cohort of the Innoventures Education schools, DIA, Emirate Hills performed brilliantly: 68.4% students achieved 38 points, and above, 48% of students attained 40+ score, 63% of students attained 38+ score and 100% Emirati students have attained 39+ score.

The vast majority of students perform well above global and national averages

With average points of 38.5, DIA, Emirates Hills students were able to secure places at top-ranking universities, including Oxford University, University of California – Berkley, Colombia University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Georgia Tech, John Hopkins University, Imperial College, Kings College, University College London, London School of Economics, Erasmus University, University of Toronto, University of British Colombia, McGill University, New York University, Abu Dhabi, University of Melbourne, Hong Kong University and University of Amsterdam and IE in Spain. The cohort secured an impressive net worth of scholarships to the amount of US $6,327,539.

IB Diploma Programme students at Raffles World Academy (RWA) turned out a stellar performance in the May 2021 examinations session, with an outstanding 100% pass rate in the IB Diploma Programme.

Top performing students of RWA’s class of 2021 are Rohan Goyal (44 points), Dihia Djourdikh and Siddharth Sethia (42 points), Hind Sarah Melouah, Shahzara Malik, Zayd Amin and David Straehl, with 41 points each. More than half (55%) of RWA’s students attained 36 points or higher in the DP. RWA’s graduates from the class of 2021 are moving on to challenging undergraduate degrees in medicine, computer science, neuroscience, finance and PPE, among others in prestigious Russell Group Universities, as well as universities in the UK, Canada, Europe, India, South Africa and the USA.

DIA, Emirates Hills cohort secured scholarships amounting to $6,327,539

Jayne Needham – Principal, DIA Emirates Hills, said: “The results reflect the nature of this resilient and amazing cohort.  We are proud of their achievements and congratulate them on their results. They are part of our DIA family, and we look forward to hearing of their future successes. Congratulations, class of 2021.”

Hitesh Bhagat – Head of Secondary School DIA, Emirates Hills, said: “Congratulations to our students and teachers on their excellent success. I had complete faith in this cohort to come out with flying colours. They have been true ambassadors of our school motto: Dream, inspire, achieve.”

Pam Parasram, Deputy Head /Diploma Coordinator, DIA Emirates Hills, commented: “Congratulations to our students who persevered and never gave up. I am extremely proud of their achievements and wish them good luck onward towards the next chapter.”

Timothy Roberts, Principal, Raffles World Academy, said: “I am delighted for all our IB students. This year’s results were record-breaking for Raffles World Academy, with a 100% pass rate and an average points score well above the world average.  Our students achieved of their best despite the global pandemic, and this is testament to the resilience that our teachers instil in them each and every day.”

Bruce Major, Principal, Collegiate International School, said: “We are delighted with the IB results of all our students. This year hasn’t been easy given the Covid-19 restrictions, with several students having spent the year at home doing online learning. The perseverance and resilience of these students is worthy of special recognition, and we couldn’t be prouder. This level of success could only be had thanks to the dedication and support of both parents and teachers.”