Celebrating our IGCSE 2020 highest achiever, Asher. Below Asher shares his thoughts about completing the course and his achievements:
How was your experience completing the two-year IGCSE courses at BIS Abu Dhabi?
I can remember entering the gates of BIS Abu Dhabi. It was the second term of Year 10 when I joined the school. The first few months were very challenging as I had chosen certain options which interested me a lot, but I had never studied before. However, the teachers were so helpful by ensuring that I caught up and also ensuring that the full cohort would pass the IGCSE with good results.
These two years have been the most unique due to cancellation of exams as a result of COVID. This pandemic has brought in the concept of virtual learning and also taught one the significance of internal assessments and coursework.
These two years, when looking back, have taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance, organisation and thinking outside the box.
For future students, I have these two pieces of advice: be organised and follow your teacher’s advice & guidance.
What are you plans for the future?
I hope to pursue a career in Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is a concept which is gaining steam and thus, why I chose this field. I have a desire to be successful and be the best and these two qualities are created by trying to make a change in this world. Look at Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs. They changed the world that we live in. I hope that I can contribute and create a change in this world and I feel that pursuing a career in AI would be the right choice. I am preparing myself to join one of the top technical universities of the U.S after completion of IB.
Asher's IGCSE Results 2020: 5x9 & 4x8