UAE: Six students among world’s highest achievers in Cambridge IGCSE, AS Level exams

Six students from schools in the UAE achieved the highest marks in the world for the 2016 IGCSE and AS Level exams held by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in the United Arab Emirates in the June 2016 Cambridge examination series.

77 students will receive awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including six learners who achieved the highest marks in the world and 46 pupils who attained the highest marks in the United Arab Emirates in a single subject.

The awards also celebrate the achievements of those learners who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’ based on outstanding performance in subjects which are not yet so widely taken in the country, and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects.

These outstanding results will be recognised by employers and universities around the world as proof of academic excellence.

Waseem Al Hanbali, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, says:

“I am very proud to congratulate learners across the United Arab Emirates on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. These achievements are a credit to the partnerships which Cambridge has established with schools and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. I wish them every success in their future.”