Celebrating one of our outstanding IGCSE 2018 students, Amandine Cohu. Below Amandine shares her thoughts about completing the course and her achievements:
How was your experience doing IGCSEs in BIS Abu Dhabi?
My IGCSE experience in Bis Abu Dhabi has been enriching and has taught me a lot about ambition and resilience. It has been quite challenging at times due to the fact that I had to move country and school halfway through the course, between Year 10 and Year 11. As schools teach the IGCSE course chapters in different orders, there were some subjects where I fell behind on multiple chapters and had to catch up the lessons at home. But thanks to the very supportive and dedicated teachers who made sure I had all the tools and help I needed to successfully catch up on coursework and lessons, my adaptation was smooth and enjoyable.
I also figure skate at a competitive level and had training sessions every morning before school as well as after school, which made it challenging to find a good study/sport balance, but I ended up finding a studying schedule with the help of the teachers that fitted me very well. In fact, my parents and I were so happy with the school and the amazing involvement of the teachers that we have convinced my younger brother to move to Bis Abu Dhabi.
Are you happy with your results?
I am very pleased with my results. I have always made it my goal to be the best I could be and work as hard as possible and my goal for IGCSEs was to achieve 8 A*s which I have managed. The grades I am particularly happy with are my A* in Maths, as I made it my priority, and often asked for extra exercises and corrections from Mr. Biddle. My 9 in PE was also very fulfilling as I have spent a lot of time working on the different components involved in the grade.
What are you plans for the future?
After finishing the IGCSEs on such a positive note, I am looking forward to continuing into Year 12 to follow the IB Diploma Program in Bis Abu Dhabi. The subjects I have chosen at higher level are Maths, Geography and Economics, and I will be doing Spanish B, English and Biology at standard level. I believe that the IGCSE grades I have achieved allow me to be confident in my choices and I am excited to continue working hard with the ambitious year group that I am in and our teachers.
After IB, although my ambitions are still broad, I would like to work in the economic or business sector, and am aiming to study in a university such as LSE in England, or MIT or Harvard in the USA.
Amandine IGCSE Results 2018: Grade 9, 7A*, and 2A