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Nobel Algarve adds record iGCSE results to A Level success

Again, Nobel Algarve British International School is bucking the exam trend this year as the UK reports a fall in both GCSE top grades and the pass rate - something not replicated at Nobel Algarve. In the UK, 27% of grades were A* - A or the new 9 - 7 grades, compared to 52% at Nobel Algarve.

In summary:

·         52% of Nobel Algarve’s iGCSE students achieved A* A (7-9) – up from 41% last year;

·         70% achieved A* - B (6-9) and 91% achieved A* - C (9-4).

These results are hot on the heels of Nobel Algarve’s record-setting A-Level results and further proof that the school is fulfilling its Mission Statement of challenging students to meet their potential and be the best they can be.

Head of School Abi Lewis said: "We are so proud of our students, who continue to amaze us all with their successes both in the classroom and in the wider community. These impressive results are certainly a testament to the resilience of our students who have laid down the foundation for a successful future with these results.”

She continued: “I also have to thank our wonderful teachers, who continue to raise the bar here at Nobel Algarve and who provide an outstanding education for the young people in our care. We believe that every student will achieve, and our Year 11 cohort has certainly proved us right!"

Nobel Algarve's record results are even more evident when compared with the last time students all sat formal examinations, in 2019.

In 2019, the number of A* (8-9) grades was 7%, but now this is transformed to 29%, a rise of 22%.

This remarkable improvement is also clear in other standard measures; the percentage of A *- A (9-7), for example, improved by 18%, and A* - C (9 - 4) by 12% to 91%.

There is also much discussion in the press about lost learning, about students who have fallen behind after years of interrupted education and online learning, and these statistical improvements show that at Nobel Algarve at least, students are catching up; not just making up for lost learning, but also making incredible progress.

Many Nobel Algarve students have gone on to achieve a clutch of A* and A grades, including Year 11 Alice, who gained a grade 9, 8, 5, A*, A*, A, A, C; Danila who gained 8, 8, 7, A*, A, A, A, A, B, Rafael with 9, 9, 7, A*, A*, A*, A,and Isabella with 9, 9, 9, 8, A*, A*, A*  A.

Proud parent Dora Fernandes, Alice’s mother, said:  “My daughter has achieved excellent iGCSE results in the 2022 examinations. I would like to thank her teachers for believing in her and her hard work and for ensuring a smooth transition from her UK school to Nobel Algarve. Thank you for all the support provided throughout the year to ensure Alice is successful”.

Head of Secondary International, David Green, added: “I would like to congratulate all Year 11 students on their excellent GCSE examination results.

“Throughout the last two years, they have shown determination and dedication toward their studies, often under very difficult circumstances. Their hard work has paid off and I wish them all the best in their future endeavours”.