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Jacob Kenning


Celebrating one of our outstanding IGCSE 2018 students, Jacob Kenning. Below Jacob shares his thoughts about completing the course and his achievements:
How was your experience doing IGCSEs in BIS Abu Dhabi?
IGCSEs in BIS Abu Dhabi was an amazing journey. In the beginning when we were in Year 10, we were all new to it and didn’t know what to expect. We all went in with the same attitude of trying to learn what we could in the short span of time, trying to get ahead of the course.
Teachers showed us very early on that it wasn’t going to be an easy ride, and as a Year group we all worked together with the help of the teachers. Science and Maths in particular proved to be difficult, a step up from the previous years, and we had to put our heads together (during lunch times, after-hours and throughout the two years) to get better at it. The end result was record-breaking for the school. It was a fun ride, gruelling and sometimes difficult but at the end it was all worth it.
Are you happy with your results?
I am very happy with my results, especially with music as I was getting Cs and Bs. With a lot of help from Ms Rochell, my Music teacher,  we sat down everyday after school for hours and I managed to pull the ‘A’.
What are you plans for the future?
Moving forward with the IB Diploma Program at BIS Abu Dhabi, I will be studyig higher level Maths, Physics and Computer Science, as I received an A* in all three which has boosted my confidence. For the other three standard subjects, I am doing English, Psychology and French. Psychology is a new subject for me as I am interested in that area, while English and French I am confident in as I got an A* in both. I am happy I didn’t have to switch any of my options.
Going forward, after completing the IB I am looking forward to doing something with Maths and the Computer Science field in America at MIT, or in Germany as they have very good courses in Computer Science.
Jacob's IGCSE Results 2018: 8A*, 1A & 1B.