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Examination Successes 2016

Students at ISB have continued to achieve excellent results in the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level
examinations which are sat at the end of Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13. It is these examinations that enable our students to gain places at universities around the world.

Out of 335 separate IGCSE subjects taken by our students, only 3 did not achieve the award of a grade.

We are especially proud of the fact that out of these examinations, 42% of IGCSE examinations resulted in the award of the very top grades of A* or A. This is a wonderful reflection of the hard work of our students and teachers over the 2 year course. Looking at all of the top passing grades (A* - C), our students have achieved at creditable 79% success rate.

We are justly proud of the performance of all of our students but a number need special recognition.

Ana Anghel achieved a staggering seven A*grades. She was closely followed by Mohamed Atif Elsaid who gained 6 and Paul Corcorman, Shuhan Mao and Mohamad Hussam Sahloul who each achieved 5.

After IGCSE examinations, students enter our Sixth Form where they embark on their 2 year GCE A level programme. The school achieved remarkable results in Year 13 where 97% of all subjects taken resulted in passing grades being awarded. Of these 74% were in the upper A*-C range which is excellent.

Again we should acknowledge some of our outstanding students, like Aruna Popescu who achieved at least a grade A in all of her A level subjects and has now entered London School of Economics (LSE) to study Law. Similarly, Enkai Jin also achieved a grade A in all of his examinations and is studying Biological

Sciences at Imperial College London . Esther Hallal gained grade A in Maths, Physics and Spanish and is now reading Medicine at Carol Davila university here in Bucharest .

Our Year 12s scored highly creditably in their AS examinations and are now working hard on the final leg of their education which culminates in their final A level examinations in 2017. Their AS results, where 87% were passing grades with 55% A-C suggest we can look forward to continued success in our external examinations.

It’s impossible in a short piece like this to mention every student who deserves it. Each and every one of our students has worked hard and our baseline data clearly suggests that, with the support of our teachers and their parents, our students are achieving at, or above, their expected levels. Not every student will, or can, achieve the top grades. It is important to recognise the effort put in by all of our students to gain the best grades of which they are capable.