It is a real pleasure to welcome everyone to the British International School Abu Dhabi for the new academic year. For our returning families and our new families, we wish you and your children every success.
There are many new developments in the school which we will be sharing in this newsletter and in the coming weeks. Please do keep an eye out and stay up to date with the ongoing improvements and opportunities available for all our students.
For this article however, I want to focus on just one aspect which is crucial at this time of year: examination results. I am delighted to report that this year’s examination results have smashed the school’s records, both at IB and IGCSE.
At IB, our students achieved 100% pass rate, something which few schools achieve. Every single student obtained their IB Diploma and now heads off to the next exciting stage of their lives, most of them to University and their chosen field of study. Our students are obtaining University places all over the world, including highly prestigious institutions such as the University of London, the University of Toronto and the University of Edinburgh, all of which are ranked among the top Universities in the world.
The results obtained by our Year 11 students were equally impressive. Just under half of all IGCSE grades were at grades A and A*. In comparison with other schools, in the UK and overseas, the BIS Abu Dhabi students are performing at a very impressive level. Our school remains an international and inclusive school and it is wonderful to see that students of all abilities are obtaining these outstanding results. So many students now begin their IB Diploma with a host of A and A* grades behind them and we look forward to even greater success from this group in the next two years.
School offers so much to help young people grow and develop, yet we need to remember that academics are always at the core of this and successful examination results open so many doors for the future. I am sure our whole community will be extremely proud of what our senior students have achieved. They have set the target extremely high and this will no doubt inspire all our other students to aim for the very highest levels too.
Patrick Horne, Principal