Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very GoodEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMMEAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi

Aldar Academies celebrates best-ever IGCSE results

UAE, August 24, 2017: Aldar Academies, one of the UAE's leading providers of private education, is celebrating its best-ever IGCSE results. A total of 228 students from three of the organisation's seven schools received their exam grades today.

Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy saw its 106 IGCSE students surpass the school's previous record results, as 87% achieved 5 or more A* to C grades with 53% of those earning 5 or more A* to A grades. The school also celebrated a 100% pass rate overall. Its highest achieving students were:

  •     Mera Al Fawares (Jordan) 8A*, 3A
  •     Jad Nasser (Lebanon) 8A*, 3A
  •     Jaimie Queen (UK) 8A*, 2A
  •     Jaimie McMillian (Australia) 7A*, 3A
  •     Fadhel Barakat (Bahrain) 7A*, 3A
  •     Hadeel Farhan (USA) 7A*, 3A

Among Al Yasmina Academy's Emirati cohort, the top achievers were Ali Al Hashmi (5A*, 6A) and Eman Alameri (5A*, 4A). The school's 100% IGCSE pass rate comes just one week after it celebrated a 100% pass rate in A-Level exams, alongside a record number of top achievers.

"Obviously I was nervous before, but it feels great now I know my results and all the hard work has paid off" commented Jaimie Queen. "I took ten GCSEs and my best subjects were the sciences, which is ideal because I want to go on and study physics at university, so for A-Levels I'm studying maths, chemistry and physics. I'm aiming for a top university in the UK, and if all goes to plan, Oxford"

Emirati Eman Alameri (5A*, 4A) is aiming to study at the London School of Economics or a US university after A-levels. "What a relief! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders" she commented. "After A-Levels my aim is to study corporate law, because I see law in general as the backbone of society - it's hugely important." On her exam preparation, Eman noted: "I put my success down to a strict schedule, studying all of the past papers, and waking up with a cup of tea every morning."

"The achievement of our Year 11 students this year is astonishing. They have surpassed all previous achievements of our academy and we are rightly extremely proud of each and every one of them" commented Dr Tim Hughes, Al Yasmina Academy principal. "Their results demonstrate that effort, determination, personal ambition and perseverance, together with incredible support from teachers, staff and parents are what it takes to excel in 2017." He added.

Over at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy, of the 110 students sitting their exams, 76% achieved 5 or more A* to C grades, with 49% of those achieving 5 or more A* to A grades. The school's highest achiever, Italian Antonio De Leo, celebrated an impressive 9A* and 2A grades, and his fellow stand-out peers included:

  •     Agnes Widensky (Austria), 9A*
  •     Isabella Schwarz (Austria), 8A*, 2A
  •     Bryan Quadras (India), 8A*, 1A
  •     Hamad Al Qubaisi, (UAE) 7A*, 3A
  •     Aaliya Khwaja (USA), 7A*, 3A
  •     Mohamed Hisham Sohawan (Mauritius), 7A*, 3A
  •     Trishan Dissanayake (Sri Lanka), 7A*, 3A
  •     Keith Nicholas Gironella (Philippines), 7A*, 3A

"Overall the year group has done Al Bateen Academy proud, with many exceptional individual results," commented David Hutson, Al Bateen Academy principal. "This is one of many important steps our students will take towards their future, and we're thrilled to see the rewards of their dedication and love of learning" he added.

Meanwhile, Aldar Academies Al Ain Academy's first cohort of Year 11 IGCSE students marked the milestone with strong results, as 75% achieved 5 or more A* to C grades and 50% earned one or more A* grades. The three top performing students excelled, with the highest achiever, Karthy Satish (India) celebrating 9A* and 1A, while Anamika Sajeev (India) earned 6A*, 5A, and 1B, and Phoebe Gale (UK) achieved 4A*, 3A and 2C.

"I'm absolutely thrilled after so much hard work and lots of study." Commented Karthy Satish (9A*, 1A). "If I have any advice for next year's IGCSE students, it would be to never give up. Before the exams I was heading for a C in one subject, but after studying hard I've come away with all A* and A, which feels fantastic"

"Congratulations to all our students for their achievements with year's IGCSE exam results," commented Al Ain Academy Principal Chris Nourse.

"I'm convinced that these results will pave the way for our students to continue their studies at an advanced level at Al Ain Academy, and subsequently at University. It's right to recognise and thank the role of parents in this educational journey, and true to say that when home and school work together, students achieve more. Or, as I like to say, "Team Work Makes the Dream Work!" he added.

Aldar Academies' senior management was also full of praise for this year's record-breaking students.

"Today's marvellous IGCSE results are a springboard to our student's future success, and we congratulate them wholeheartedly for their achievement" commented Nilay Ozral, Aldar Academies CEO. "These results also reinforce why Aldar Academies and the UAE are up there with the very best destinations in the world for education" she added.