Month: August 2021
Parent Communication on Aug. 11th
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!
Celebrating AS and A2 Results
El Alsson British International School students and staff are celebrating a fantastic set of results for this year’s A Level and AS Level qualifications. We are especially proud of our students, staff and parents given that these results have been achieved under very difficult circumstances during the last school year. The results demonstrate the hard work, dedication and motivation over the past year by our students; the support and encouragement of their families and the professional expertise and dedication of their teachers. We wish our students every success as they move onto the next chapter in their lives.
At A Level, 68% 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. 39% of students achieved 4 or more A Levels at A*-C. Performance in the key headline measures for the school is in line with last year’s exam performance and consolidates the significant improvements seen in both 2018 and 2019. 67% of students achieved at least AAB in 3 subjects. 56% of all grades were either A* or A grades. 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, Australia and North America.
At AS level, 97% of students achieved 3 or more AS levels at A-E with 78% of all students achieving A-C grades in 3 or more subjects. 64% of students achieved 4 or more A Levels at A-C and 83% of students achieved 4 or more A Levels at A-E . 50% of students achieved at least AAB in 3 subjects. 53% of all grades awarded to students at AS Level were an ‘A’ grade. These headline figures reflect significant increases in the figures for 2019 and 2020.
Principal, Mr Matt Topliss commented “given the unprecedented and uncertain circumstances again this year, these results are testament not only to the academic ability of these students but also to their resilience, trust and determination. 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 year. 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 or gained the grades to enter Year 13 with a full range of possibilities ahead of them. I would also like to thank the teaching staff for the way in which these circumstances were approached and the work that went into supporting students and producing predicted grades for the examination boards.”
The disruption and uncertainty of the Summer 2021 examination season and the mixed system of teacher assessed grades in some subjects and examinations in others has been a challenge for students, families and teachers. We are here to support any student that has not achieved as well as they might have hoped and we are seeking further information from the exam boards where grades have not been as we expected by the school. 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. Year 12 students should also get in touch regarding their results at AS level and their next steps for Year 13 study.
All enquiries in this regard should be addressed to Ms Maggie as Head of Key Stage 5 in the first instance, at email@example.com. Well done to all our students!