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Record Grades for 2020

by Eddie Rayner

Aldar Academies has announced record grades for its 2020 A-Level results, with more than 1 in 3 students achieving A* – A across all subjects. The outstanding results are the highest to date for A-level students within Aldar Academies, with 99.3%t of students passing all subjects and 85.6% of students achieving a pass level of A* – C.

Sahar Cooper, CEO of Aldar Education, said: “It is wonderful to be celebrating our highest ever A-Level results today; this is testament to the consistent hard work and tenacity of our A-Level students. This success has been made possible thanks to the passion and dedication shown by our education team and the immense support from our families.

“At Aldar Academies, we pride ourselves on providing our students with a future-focused education that instils the skills to be resilient and agile to adapt to new challenges. We wish all our students well in their endeavours and look forward to seeing them become our leaders of tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Aldar Academies’ Al Yasmina Academy is also proudly celebrating yet another exceptional year for A-Level results. For those completing their final year of study, an impressive 31% of total grades awarded were A*/A, the highest percentage for the last three years and 7% higher than the previous year’s figure. In addition, 55% of all grades achieved were at A* to B and, incredibly, for the second year in succession, the Academy is also celebrating a 100% overall pass rate.

Jared Nolan, Principal at Al Yasmina Academy, said: “I am immensely proud to be able to join our wonderful community and exceptional teaching team in congratulating our Year 13 students on achieving the most successful year of A-Level results to date. Our ‘Outstanding’ ADEK inspection rating, early in the academic year, was a clear indicator that the Academy was very well placed to support this success. However, this incredibly hard-working and ambitious group of young people has achieved these remarkable results in the context of some very challenging circumstances. They have shown a level of determination and resilience that would not allow them to be anything other than successful. This really is a day to be recognised and celebrated by our entire school community.”

Progressing on to Prestigious Universities’

Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupils have achieved another set of outstanding A-Level results this year, despite the enormous pressures they have been subjected to over the last few months, and as always, will now progress to prestigious universities around the globe. The high marks achieved this year continue to build upon Brighton College’s year-on-year achievements which distinguish the school, yet again, as it heads towards its tenth year in operation in the capital, and adding to its 150 years of education success with Brighton College UK.

45.4% of all grades achieved this year were A* – A, 70.7% of grades achieved were A* – B, 89.3% of the grades achieved were A* – C. Brighton College Abu Dhabi is also incredibly proud of the hard work and diligence of its UAE national pupils who have achieved 59% A*- B and 88% A* – C grades.

Simon Corns, Headmaster at Brighton College Abu Dhabi commented: “Ambiguities do remain about the appeals process and, if common sense prevails in the end, these results will improve further still, ensuring that all our pupils have grades which they have every right to be proud of.”

Over at Bright College Al Ain, pupils have achieved the highest A-Level grades in three years, with an overall pass rate of 97%, with pupils achieving 18.2% A* grades, 42.4% A*-A  grades and 74.2% A*-B grades.

Headmaster Dr Kenneth Greig said: “I am incredibly proud of this year’s A-Level students who have faced adversity, uncertainty and challenging times, and have shown that hard work and dedication pays off, having achieved the highest A-Level results the College has seen in three years. These results reflect the growing academic maturity of the College and the very high aspirations of our pupils and our staff. We wish the class of 2020 every success in their next steps.”

Role Models

Horizon International School is celebrating impressive 2020 AS and A-Level results too, with 29% of exam entries being awarded A*-A, and 75% of entries achieving A*-C grades. Horizon International School enjoyed an overall pass rate (A*-E) of 100%.

“It has been a year like no other in education with the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in one of the most crucial times for examination classes. I am so proud of the students, staff and parents at Horizon International School. They are a testament to the commitment, dedication, support and teamwork during the most challenging and trying of times. Our students and staff have shown unquestionable resilience and determination to succeed and, for that, we must congratulate them for being excellent role models from whom we can all learn about success in adversity.” says Darren Gale, Principal at Horizon International School.