UAE Students bashes UK trend to get top grades every year after COVID-19 pandemic

Students in UAE have beaten the trend of getting downgraded scores as schools in the Emirates reported a plurality have got marks uniformly with their predicted scores.

Students in UAE have beaten the trend of getting downgraded scores as schools in the Emirates reported a plurality have got marks uniformly with their predicted scores.

On Thursday, the official figures were released. This year, students in the UK have received lower A-level grades due to two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to media reporting in the UK, the top grades were down by 8.4% compared to last year’s results, when A*s decreased by 4.5%.

A-Level students are back in exam halls after two-year disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year. This year was the first time for students to appear in physical examinations.

Gems Education scholars honoured excellent A-level results that eclipsed the grades received in 2019 last summer.

Gems schools in the UAE and Qatar observed that more than 32 per cent of students achieve A* to A grades, whereas more than 86 per cent at Jumeirah College Dubai achieved A* to B grades.

Whereas at the British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi, for 124 years, around thirteen students appeared in the exams. Forty-two per cent of all grades awarded were either A* or A, with 67 % of grades rewarded with A*- B with a 100 per cent pass rate.

“As compared to 2019, The exam results overall are better this year. We do not see the direction that the UK is showing. I think the main cause is, before our 2020-2021 scrutiny of exams, we did not see inflation in our grades to the levels of the UK.” Mark Leppard, headmaster at The British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi.

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In addition, Mark Leppard, headmaster at The British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi, said that if we faced inflation of grades, it could be seen this year too, but Grades have remained the same throughout all the years of the COVID19 pandemic.

“I can confidently say that our teachers’ grades were as accurate as they could be compared to exam grades of 2019”, he added.

Tariq Saeed

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