Repton School Dubai, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) and a partner school of the renowned Repton School in the United Kingdom, is celebrating some superb 2020 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) results.
This year’s IGCSE results reflect another year of consistently outstanding performance by Repton School Dubai, surpassing last year’s performance. Out of the total 105 students who took the examinations, 39% of exam entries were awarded the maximum A* (9-8), and 58% of entries who achieved A*-A/9-7 grades. Overall, 89% of the examinations taken were graded B/5 or above, exceeding the KHDA‘s ‘outstanding’ rating, academic benchmark of 75% at B/5 and above.
“I would like to thank our superb teaching staff for their dedication and expertise, and also thank our parents, for their support and encouragement. We are truly proud of the exceptional IGCSE results that our Year 11 students have achieved and delighted that they can now reap the rewards of their conscientiousness and hard work. Top universities around the world look to this qualification as an important benchmark of performance when considering applications and by securing these impressive grades, we are confident that our students will succeed in the next phase of their academic career,” says David Cook, Headmaster at Repton School Dubai.
The IGCSE examinations, accredited by London University or Cambridge University, are one of the most academically challenging courses on offer to 14 to 16 years old students worldwide. The full two-year programme features a combination of coursework and exam work, with students generally taking 10 courses. Upon passing, students are awarded qualifications in a full range of core subjects, including languages, sciences, humanities, social studies, arts and design and mathematics.
This year, for the first time, many students will receive the new numerical 9-1 grades in addition to the more traditional A*-G grades. Though no direct comparison has been shared, the level 7 is equal to an A and a level 4 is the equivalent of a grade C, the standard pass mark for this award.