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:

NameSchoolSubject
Kristina PrilepchanskaCambridge International SchoolIGCSE Drama
Bushra AliThe Westminster SchoolAS Level English Language
Dilawar Zainab ZoharCambridge International SchoolAS Level Travel and Tourism
Swetha Sabu GaesanThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiA Level Business Studies

 

UAE Toppers

NameSchoolSubject
Anand Madhav KastureCambridge International SchoolIGCSE Chemistry
Mehak ShafqatThe Winchester SchoolIGCSE English as a Second Language
Amr Adel Elsayed HassaneThe Westminster SchoolIGCSE Environmental Management
Rohit Biju ZachariahGEMS Wellington International SchoolIGCSE First Language English
Duaa Awad Ata Mohamed AlimCambridge International SchoolIGCSE Foreign Language, Arabic
Evgeniya SamsonovaThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiAS Level Art and Design
Pisipati Ananth SadhanaCambridge International SchoolAS Level Biology
Pisipati Ananth SadhanaCambridge International SchoolAS Level Chemistry
Bushra AliThe Westminster SchoolAS Level Economics examination
Sarah KhanCambridge International SchoolAS Level Psychology
Kristina Ilieva RachevaThe Winchester SchoolAS Level Sociology
Sharon GomezOur Own English High School, Al AinA Level Technology
Bhavesh Thakur KakwaniCambridge International SchoolA Level Mathematics

High Achievement awards

NameSchoolSubject
Aisha Bashir Elyas BaghaThe Winchester SchoolIGCSE Child Development
Furqan MawaniCambridge International SchoolAS Level Computing
Ibrahim BouteraaThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiAS Level French Language
Omaira Andrea LopezThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiAS Level Spanish Language
Bhavesh Thakur KakwaniCambridge International SchoolA Level Computing

 

Multiple subject winners

Anand Madhav KastureCambridge International SchoolSecond highest score across seven IGCSE
Bushra AliThe Westminster SchoolHighest scores across three AS Levels
Kristina Ilieva RachevaThe Winchester SchoolThird highest score across four AS Levels
Mohammed Ather OurOwn English High School, Al AinTied for the second highest score across three A Levels
Usama JazzarThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiTied for the third highest score across three A Levels
Bhavesh Thakur KakwaniCambridge International SchoolSecond highest score across four A Levels
Abbas Hamzeh JarrahiCambridge International SchoolTied for the third highest mark across four A Levels
Viraj Sabu GaesanThe Cambridge High School, Abu DhabiTied for the third highest mark across four A Levels

 

 

 

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