Abu Dhabi, 19 August 2019: 55 A-Level students at Aldar Academies Al Ain Academy and Al Yasmina Academy have achieved outstanding results during this year’s examination with a 100% pass rate for both schools.
44% of Al Yasmina Academy’s A-Level students scored A*, A or B while Al Ain Academy’s accomplished an impressive 60% of grades at A*, A or B, exceeding UK schools benchmark of 53%. Top achieving students from Aldar Academies have already secured opportunities to pursue their higher education at prestigious Law and Medicine universities in the UK and India.
From Al Ain Academy, Phoebe Gale an A-Level student at Al Ain Academy achieved A*, A, B and will now study Law at Exeter University, rounding off a stellar school career as a member of school sports teams, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, school council, charity fundraiser, school event organiser, and Head Girl. Another ambitious high achiever, Karthyani Satish accomplished A*, A, B, C, a result made all the more impressive as she took them six months early to allow her to then study for the Indian Medical exams which she also passed with flying colours.
Chris Nourse, Principal of Al Ain Academy said: “This is a testament to hours and hours of hard work and dedication by our remarkable students, and a proof of the commitment and passion of Aldar Academies’ teaching staff, who have not only taught the courses but worked tirelessly to ensure the students remain engaged and on track for success. Huge thanks to the parents who have worked in partnership with the school for many years to ensure their investment in education has led to these wonderful outcomes.”
At Al Yasmina Academy, a selection of top achieving students this year are; Zunair Khurram from Australia, who achieved A*s in Mathematics and Physics and A’s in Chemistry and Biology and Yvonne Daniel from Sri Lanka who achieved A*s in Physics and Biology and an A in Mathematics. Deputy Head Boy Ali Al Hashmi from the UAE proudly achieved A’s in Mathematics, Business and Psychology, while Head Boy Jamie Queen from the UK, achieved A’s in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Jared Nolan. Al Yasmina Academy Principal said: “I would like to congratulate all our students who have completed their studies and received their results today. Our A-Level programme, benchmarked against high-quality British Educational standards, is challenging and requires a significant level of commitment and resolve from our students. They have certainly risen to this challenge with an increase in the overall number of A* and A grades as well no fewer than seven subjects providing grades considered outstanding by ADEK standards.
Students at Aldar Academies’ institutions start exploring careers and potential university possibilities at the end of Year 9 when they select their GCSE subjects. Teachers and career counsellors work hand in hand to ensure alignment between student’s career aspirations and subject requirements as specified by universities. Along the way, Aldar Academies provides several checkpoints to support students and parents so they feel confident in their choices and in the options that are open to them.
Tracy Moxley, Director – Education at Aldar Academies said: “Our dedicated team of career counsellors and teachers offer bespoke careers and university advice which empowers our students to apply for and
gain places on courses best suited to their ambitions and interests. From work experience to World Challenge, the Student Leadership Council to the Giving Back Committee, our students are provided with plenty of opportunities to grow as individuals so that they are ready for the demands of university life.”