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High scores solidify BSM’s position as one of top British schools in Gulf
September 19, 2019 | 2:22 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: With world-class test score, British School Muscat's ‘Class of 2019’ surpassed expectations and smashed previous school records with this year’s exceptional GCSE performance.

Close to 99 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE, from Grades Four and above in subjects including Mathematics and English.

Close to 65 per cent students attained A*/A grades (according to the old grading system), confirming BSM’s position as one of the top performing British international schools in the Gulf Region.

This result places the school in the top 3 per cent of schools in the UK. BSM students also achieved fantastic results in their A Levels, with a 100% A*-E pass rate and 61 per cent of all grades at the top level of A* to B.



Here are the scores of some of the top students: -

GCSEs:



Yasmine Abdu - 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7

Karim Ghaddar - 6 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s

Min Kim - 6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s

Nabila Zulkapeli - 6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s

ALEVELS:

Faaris Kukkadi - A*A*A*

Ben Mahoney - A*A*A

Nuran Embabsha - A*A*BB

Yasmineh Cowell - A*AAB

Vian Omar - A*AAB

With great A Level results, BSM alumni are touted to continue their studies at some of the top universities in the world including; Oxford, UCL, LSE, Queen Mary’s, Bristol, Edinburgh, Warwick, Twente, Groningen, UT Austin, Michigan and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Principal of BSM, Kai Vacher, said, "This is a fantastic result and I am absolutely delighted to see so many of our students doing so well. As ever, students have worked incredibly hard with commitment and determination to achieve high grades across a broad range of disciplines.

"Bringing out the very best in all of our people is at the heart of what we do; the best in our staff, the best in our community and above all, the best in our students.

"BSM has an established history and reputation for delivering an exemplary British education here in Oman. We equip our students with everything they could possibly need to navigate all of their future global opportunities. It is also important to recognise the dedication of our staff who, with the support of our parents, work tirelessly to ensure that all students do their best every year. We wish our students well as they continue their studies; either here at BSM or beyond at university,” he added.

"Over the past year British School Muscat has won many awards from “British International School of the Year” to “High Performance Learning - World Class School”.

"Whilst we are delighted that these awards recognise the hard work being put in by everyone at the school, it is the student’s achievements that are the reason we do what we do, so it is great to see the rewards in this fantastic set of results,” he said.

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