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Dubai College scores full marks in GCE

Dubai College students have secured places at some of the world's top universities after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in the British Curriculum Advanced (GCE) level examinations.

  • By Amelia Naidoo, Notes Editor
  • Published: 22:22 August 26, 2009
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Dubai College students have secured places at some of the world's top universities after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in the British Curriculum Advanced (GCE) level examinations.

The GCE results were released last week and GCSE results will be released today.

Of the 99 Year 13 candidates who took the 300 subject examinations, 70 per cent achieved an "A" grade pass which was much higher than the UK average of 26.7 per cent said Dubai College headmaster Dr Carlo Ferrario.

Ferrario said 89 students were accepted to their first choice universities which include Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge, Columbia and Cornell among others.

"The results are the best ever achieved by the College. They are just reward for the outstanding work ethic demonstrated by the students and teachers. The overall results place Dubai College in the premier league of British-curriculum schools anywhere in the world," said Ferrario.

Year 13 students Katie O'Mahoney and Nida Nida Leeuwenburgh achieved five As and are headed for Oxford University and Princeton University respectively.

Anish Gupta, also a top student, is going to Cambridge University to study Economics.

Other students have gained places at top UK universities such as Imperial College, Bristol University, Durham University, London School of Economics, University College London, University of Bath, University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham and University of Leeds.

In the US, students were accepted in University of Notre Dame, Vassar College and the University of Chicago.

Several students also gained slots at prestigious specialist institutions.

Former winner of Young Musician of the Gulf competition, Emily Burns, will attend the Guildford Conservatoire to study Musical Theatre. Iva Stefanovic was accepted to the Florence Design Academy to study interior design and local golfing star Matthew Turner was granted a scholarship to a state university in the US.

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