UAE students scoop 18 top awards for achieving the highest marks in Cambridge International exams globally

18 students from UAE schools who were among those who attained the highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects globally


Cambridge Assessment International Education will be honoring UAE students at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner awards ceremony this year, including 18 students who achieved the highest marks in the world in a number of Cambridge International A Level and Cambridge IGCSE subjects

A total of 89 awards are being awarded to UAE students for exceptional performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series. This includes the 18 students who achieved the highest rankings globally, 56 students who attained the highest marks in the United Arab Emirates in a single subject, and others with outstanding performance in subjects that are not widely studied in the country. These outstanding results will be recognised by universities around the world as proof of academic excellence.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a grand ceremony in Dubai later in the academic year.

18 students from UAE schools who were among those who attained the highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects globally:

Waseem Al Hanbali, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, said: “Our commitment to preparing students for life starts with cultivating a passion for learning.  We are very proud to see students across the United Arab Emirates embrace this passion and excel at developing a solid foundation of life skills. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the students, their parents, teachers, and our partner schools who have all contributed to this success. A success that characterizes the students not just as any learners, but rather, as Cambridge learners who are prepared for life and can go anywhere. We wish them every success in their future.”

More schools than ever before chose to teach Cambridge International qualifications this year with exam entries continuing to rise in the United Arab Emirates and around the world.

In the UAE, more than 114 schools made nearly 300,000 entries for Cambridge qualifications in the June 2018 exam series. The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs studied by UAE students were: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.  The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects were: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Over the past five years Cambridge International has seen a combined global growth of 15 per cent in entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level. This year, total entries for all Cambridge qualifications grew by eight per cent internationally. Globally, over half a million students took Cambridge IGCSE, O Level and International AS & A Level exams this year and will now be planning their next steps into further education or the world of work.

Cambridge International has also seen a significant increase in the number of younger students now studying Cambridge programmes. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 12 per cent this year, and Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests increased by five per cent.


About Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.

Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
Cambridge International is the short name of Cambridge Assessment International Education.
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