• GEMS IB schools in UAE once again outperform international averages
• Students achieve average pass rate of 99.5%, average point score of 36
• 10 students in top-performing 0.5% in the world with perfect score of 45
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 06, 2021: GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have recorded the best ever results in the group’s 62-year history, performing significantly above international averages. Their outstanding Diploma Programme (DP) results will see them accepted into top universities across the globe. Their achievement comes amid a backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, requiring students and educators to overcome a host of challenges and disruptions.
A total of nearly 600 GEMS Grade 12/Year 13 students sat the IB Diploma. The average point score was 36 this year, compared to the international average of 31.3 in 2020, with a pass rate of 99.5 per cent, significantly above the world average of 85.2 per cent.
Congratulating students on their achievement, Dino Varkey, CEO of GEMS Education, said: “Everyone at GEMS Education is genuinely elated with this year’s IBDP results, which are the best in our 62-year history. Our students and their teachers have now delivered two consecutive years of truly exceptional achievement in what is an incredibly difficult and challenging context due to the pandemic. Well done and congratulations to all!”
Tammy Murphy, Superintendent/CEO of GEMS Dubai American Academy, and Chair of the Education Committee at GEMS, added: “We are so proud of all our IB students for their incredible results. These students showed determination and discipline when faced with an extremely difficult learning environment. No doubt, these achievements are directly correlated to their own hard work, and the unwavering support of teachers and parents over the past two years.”
A total of 10 students across the GEMS network achieved the highest point score possible of 45, including three from GEMS Wellington International School, two each from GEMS World Academy – Dubai, GEMS International School – Al Khail and GEMS Dubai American Academy, and one student from GEMS Modern Academy.
GEMS World Academy Dubai and GEMS Wellington International School also recorded spectacular average scores of 38 points, closely followed by GEMS Modern Academy with 37 points and GEMS International School – Al Khail with 36 points.
This year’s record-breaking results will once more allow GEMS students to attend some of the best universities in the world. These include University of Cambridge and Oxford University in the UK; Stanford University and Cornell University in the US; University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in Canada; University College Utrecht and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands; University College Dublin in Ireland, and many more.
GEMS schools offering the International Baccalaureate include GEMS World Academy – Dubai, GEMS International School – Al Khail, GEMS Dubai American Academy, GEMS American Academy – Abu Dhabi, GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis, GEMS Wellington International School, and GEMS Modern Academy.