16 learners from 5 GEMS schools in the UAE have today, received prestigious awards to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the 2012 University of Cambridge International examinations.
The Outstanding University of Cambridge Learner Awards, also known as the H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.
Harshil Niraj Dhanky from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi was awarded the impressive Top of the World Category in IGCSE Travel and Tourism. 13 of his fellow GEMS students received the Top of the UAE Category (5 in IGCSE, 6 in AS Level and 2 in A Level) and a further two were recognized in the IGCSE High Achievement category. (The full list of award winners can be found below).
Margaret Atack, Group Senior Director, Education, GEMS Education, said, “The awards recognise the talent, dedication and commitment of both the students and the teachers in our schools. On behalf of GEMS Education, we congratulate each student and look forward to supporting them on the upward journey to even greater achievement and success.”
Mr Gordon Slaven, Director of the British Council, UAE and Mr Simon Higgins, Regional Manager CIE, MENA attended the event and congratulated all receiving students.
Simon Higgins, Regional Manager, Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan Cambridge examinations said, “It is extremely rewarding to congratulate Cambridge learners who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous success in the Cambridge examinations. The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in the UAE, not only amongst learners but also within the teaching profession. Learners within the GEMS network of schools have a bright future ahead of them, and I wish them every success in their future.”
2012 Outstanding Cambridge Achiever Award winners :
Top of the World - IGCSE Travel and Tourism – Harshil Niraj Dhanky from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi.
Top of the UAE
IGCSE Computer Studies – Bishoy Rami Ragheb from The Westminster School, Dubai.
IGCSE Economics – Samar Bawaney from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
IGCSE First Language English - Harshil Niraj Dhanky from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi.
IGCSE Global Perspectives - Nicole Maria Rodrigues from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
IGCSE Mathematics (without coursework) – Vyshakh Sanjeev from The Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi.
AS Level Chemistry – Anand Kasture from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
AS Level Economics - Anand Kasture from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
AS Level English Language – Hussein Elsamani Berima Saleh from the Westminster School, Dubai.
AS Level Literature in English – Sana Farooqui from the Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi.
AS Level Psychology – Tannya Dipak Jajal from the Winchester School, Jebel Ali.
AS Sociology- Neiha Sharjeel Khan Lasharie from Winchester School, Jebel Ali.
A Level Literature in English – Mahmoud Nasr Mohamed Ahmed Arif from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
A Level Sociology - Mahmoud Nasr Mohamed Ahmed Arif from the Cambridge International School, Dubai.
High Achievement - IGCSE
IGCSE Child Development – Ounse Chtourou from the Winchester School, Jebel Ali.
IGCSE Foreign Language Dutch – Teis Lind from GEMS Wellington International School.