GEMS students achieve outstanding results in Cambridge International Examinations
The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) marked the achievement of 19 students from four GEMS Education schools in the UAE, for their outstanding performance in the 2016 examinations cycle.
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards programme 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.
12 UAE GEMS students received results that were ‘Top in the country’ while seven students were given ‘High Achievement’ awards in different subjects.
Peter Burdon, Chief Schools Officer, GEMS Education, said: “At GEMS we believe all students can exceed expectations. These great results are a reflection of their tremendous hard work and dedication, and of the effort put in by teachers, to excel in these examinations. It is an honour to celebrate the success of our students, teachers and schools in these awards.
“On behalf of GEMS Education, I’d like to congratulate each student continued success in their future endeavours and career.”
The students recognised were from The Cambridge International School, The Winchester School – Jebel Ali, GEMS Wellington International School and The Westminster School - Dubai.
In 1959, two teachers, KS Varkey and his wife Mariamma, arrived in Dubai.
At the time, Dubai was a burgeoning trade centre on the Arabian Gulf. The Varkey family had left Kerala, India to seek a better life for their family. What they found was a real need to educate children arriving in the city from around the world.
Their son, Sunny, added a visionary’s ambition to a practitioner's experience. From simple roots in a family of teachers, GEMS Education, is today an international company with schools and education services across the Middle East. We still share the same mission - to provide a quality education to everyone.