“Congratulations to all our Year 11 pupils on their hard work in achieving such great results under the rigorous GCSE exams. Their results reveal the true merits of the broad education that Jebel Ali School provides and they now move onto the next stage of their education as well-rounded individuals with compassion, resilience and commitment, willing to push their own boundaries. We are proud of them all and look forward, with both excitement and anticipation, to seeing what they can achieve in the Sixth Form here at JAS.”
Mr S Green, Headteacher Secondary
Jebel Ali School has followed up on the success of its initial cohort with another exceptional year. Following the disruption of the last few years, this was the first time the school completed an examination series with 47 students sitting over 400 examinations.
It is with immense pride that nearly a quarter of the results were at the highest level of a grade 9, with just under half of the results coming in at a grade 8 or above. 100% of our students managed the important threshold for the next stage of their education achieving 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.
2022 GCSE HIGHLIGHTS
23% achieved A*, Grade 9
68% achieved A*-A, Grades 7 - 9
85% achieved A*-C, Grades 6 - 9
Students were set external target grades based on their CAT4 assessments. On average, students at Jebel Ali School exceeded these targets by over 2 grades, giving the school a Value-Added measure of +2.07.
“We are very proud of our Year 11 students today. They thoroughly deserve this fantastic set of results for all of their hard work. As a group, they have overcome many challenges and the resilience they have shown in the face of adversity during the last 2 years, is incredible.
For me, it is not just celebrating the students getting grade 8s and 9s today, but the journeys each and every student has been on, and the JAS magic that they have created. Nearly a quarter of these students have been part of the JAS family for over a decade and I cannot wait to see them all in the Sixth Form next week to celebrate all of their individual achievements.
Finally, a massive well done to all of our students in the younger year groups that achieved their GCSEs via early entry. Their commitment to studying a course in their own time is commendable and they should be delighted with gaining these qualifications early.”
Scott Brown, JAS Deputy Headteacher Secondary Academic
“Congratulations to all Year 11 students on this amazing set of results. It has been an incredible journey and, despite all the difficulties, you have all shown determination, hard work and curiosity.
As your Head of Year, I am extremely proud of each and every one of you. You have grown up to be a group of mature and responsible young adults and have achieved what five years ago seemed to be an impossible goal. Today’s success marks the beginning of an exciting future for you all. I am looking forward to seeing you all on your first day in our Sixth Form where we will start building on your next successes. Well done, Year 11!”
Andrea Mossoni, Head of Year 11
Poorna - JAS Sixth Form
Poorna joined us in Year 9 on an academic scholarship. She achieved straight 9s in her GCSEs with a value-added 2.26 grades per subject. Poorna is now studying A-level Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology, and the EPQ.
"Joining JAS with an academic scholarship was the start of a very dynamic and nurturing experience for me. This, and the well-meaning, encouraging push of my teachers has helped me improve academically beyond my expectations. Without an iota of doubt, I can say that an all 9 GCSE score would have been a lot more arduous if I was in any other school.
I have now embarked on the next step of this journey with four A-levels and an EPQ where I have complete trust and support from my teachers.
Jebel Ali School’s culture of excellence and attention to individual student needs is at the heart of its legacy. I am excited to be part of the first batch of the sixth form at JAS."
Malak - JAS Sixth Form
Malak joined JAS in Year 7. She has worked hard to achieve GCSE grades 7-9s gaining an incredible value-added of 3.37 grades per subject on her projected grades.
Malak is studying A-level Art & Design, Business, and Psychology at JAS. She has already spoken to Year 10 and Year 11 students of how her hard work and commitment resulted in GCSE success.
"Having joined JAS in 2016, in year 7, I am now an A-level student studying business, art, and psychology, and I aspire to become an interior designer in the future!
I was delighted when my teacher asked me to talk about my experience during GCSEs at JAS, as I’m very proud of what I have achieved in the arms of my supportive teachers and peers. To start off with, I have to mention how hard I had to work to raise my GCSE predictions from 4’s and 5’s to 8’s and 9’s, it was all through self-motivation and dedication to my work. However, I feel like everyone should know that without our teachers believing in us, and without their high expectations for everyone, regardless of the student's ability, we would not, as a whole year group, have achieved what we have up until this day. From my experience, My head of year, Mr. Batten, in particular, played a big role in making GCSEs less stressful, especially when it came closer to our mocks. It’s the little things he did, like making sure that we had a balanced routine of both studying, and social life out of school, and also focusing on ourselves making sure that our mental health is at the best it could be. It made me feel as though I was genuinely part of a second family here at JAS.
I saw this year that JAS has changed its vision to ‘Belong, Believe, Become. Better is always possible.' But I feel like this has always been there. I’ve always felt like I belonged to the JAS family, my teacher's belief in me made me believe I could do better, and I’ve always felt that it’s possible to become what I have been dreaming about for years!”
Jack - Returned to Ireland to attend one of Ireland's top Sixth Form colleges.
One of our long-term students, Jack joined JAS in FS2 and has completed almost of all of his education here including his GCSEs. Jack achieved a grade 8 to 9 in all of his GCSEs, he increased his projected grades by a value-added 2.69.
Jack has now returned to his home country of Ireland to attend one of the country's top Sixth Form colleges.
"Although the past two school years were challenging in many ways, my teachers had set high targets for me and guided me through every step. They ensured that I was always aware of the grades I was working at and what I needed to do to push through the next boundary. We were all extremely happy with my GCSE results.
My goal is to study medicine in Dublin and I am on target to achieve that with thanks to my GCSE results and the support and encouragement I received at JAS. I am currently in the equivalent of Sixth Form in Dublin and looking forward to some work experience in the medical field later on in the school year."
Fraser - Sixth Form in Dubai
Fraser had the support of our Inclusion team and worked tremendously hard to achieve 6s and 7s across all of his GCSE grades. This was an average of 2.06 grades over and above his projected grades.
"What can I say about Jebel Ali? Some people say the classes are too small but that’s what made it feel like a family. Jebel Ali is a place you can call a home away from home. It’s a school that wants to see you thrive and succeed in all aspects of life, whether that is in education or practical, they want to see you do the best you can. I was a student at Jebel Ali for 4 years and from when I joined, to the person I grew up to be, I changed, I became a better version of myself, not only this, but my grades increased significantly - which I am very proud of. I want to thank all of the teachers for believing in me and the kindness of the students for making that school what it is today."