UAE GEMS students won 30 Cambridge Learner Awards in 2011

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  • University of Cambridge International examinations ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’

In an outstanding display of academic excellence, four GEMS school students from the United Arab Emirates out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide.

From the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the awards recognise the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school students across the world in different regions.

In the U.A.E the awards for the June 2011 Cambridge examinations (Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level) are known as the H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 – 16 year olds.

GEMS students received a total of 30 Outstanding Learner awards which is a third of all award winners in the U.A.E. GEMS students topped the U.A.E in 13 examination subjects.

“Since its launch 10 years ago here in the UAE, GEMS students have been recognised in the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. These achievements are a credit to the partnership between GEMS and Cambridge and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers, students and the schools. We look forward to congratulating more learners from GEMS Schools in the near future,” said William Bickerdike, Regional Manager, Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, University of Cambridge International Examinations

The four students who topped the world in their examination are: Kristina Prilepchanska of Cambridge International School for IGCSE Drama; Bushra Ali of the Westminster School for AS Level English Language; Dilawar Zainab Zohar of Cambridge International School for AS Level Travel and Tourism and Swetha Sabu Gaesan of Cambridge High School in Abu Dhabi for A Level Business Studies.

“We are proud of our association with Cambridge International Examinations and salute the achievements of all our high performing students. Congratulations to them and their families. We believe in and support the achievement of excellence and these students are leading the way,” said Margaret Atack, GEMS Education spokesperson.

The Cambridge International School received the highest number of awards in the UAE with a total of 13 awards.

The H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards were established in 2002 by Cambridge International Examination, under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Since inception, 442 awards have been given out, of which GEMS students have won 118.

Full list of GEMS winners for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards:

World Toppers:

Name School Subject
Kristina Prilepchanska Cambridge International School IGCSE Drama
Bushra Ali The Westminster School AS Level English Language
Dilawar Zainab Zohar Cambridge International School AS Level Travel and Tourism
Swetha Sabu Gaesan The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi A Level Business Studies

 

UAE Toppers

Name School Subject
Anand Madhav Kasture Cambridge International School IGCSE Chemistry
Mehak Shafqat The Winchester School IGCSE English as a Second Language
Amr Adel Elsayed Hassane The Westminster School IGCSE Environmental Management
Rohit Biju Zachariah GEMS Wellington International School IGCSE First Language English
Duaa Awad Ata Mohamed Alim Cambridge International School IGCSE Foreign Language, Arabic
Evgeniya Samsonova The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi AS Level Art and Design
Pisipati Ananth Sadhana Cambridge International School AS Level Biology
Pisipati Ananth Sadhana Cambridge International School AS Level Chemistry
Bushra Ali The Westminster School AS Level Economics examination
Sarah Khan Cambridge International School AS Level Psychology
Kristina Ilieva Racheva The Winchester School AS Level Sociology
Sharon Gomez Our Own English High School, Al Ain A Level Technology
Bhavesh Thakur Kakwani Cambridge International School A Level Mathematics

High Achievement awards


Name School Subject
Aisha Bashir Elyas Bagha The Winchester School IGCSE Child Development
Furqan Mawani Cambridge International School AS Level Computing
Ibrahim Bouteraa The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi AS Level French Language
Omaira Andrea Lopez The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi AS Level Spanish Language
Bhavesh Thakur Kakwani Cambridge International School A Level Computing

 

Multiple subject winners

Anand Madhav Kasture Cambridge International School Second highest score across seven IGCSE
Bushra Ali The Westminster School Highest scores across three AS Levels
Kristina Ilieva Racheva The Winchester School Third highest score across four AS Levels
Mohammed Ather Our Own English High School, Al Ain Tied for the second highest score across three A Levels
Usama Jazzar The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi Tied for the third highest score across three A Levels
Bhavesh Thakur Kakwani Cambridge International School Second highest score across four A Levels
Abbas Hamzeh Jarrahi Cambridge International School Tied for the third highest mark across four A Levels
Viraj Sabu Gaesan The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi Tied for the third highest mark across four A Levels

 

 

 

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