School of the Nations continues to record excellent results in the Cambridge University International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and Advanced Level (AL) examinations. This year’s IGCSE grades show an 89% overall pass rate, with 26% of students who sat examinations obtaining an A or B grade. Additional Mathematics, Biology, Spanish, Environmental Management, English as a Second Language, History, Literature and Sociology all recorded 100 % passes. Mathematics recorded a 95% pass rate with 26% of students gaining an A or B.
Among the outstanding performers in the 5th Form at the Cambridge IGCSE exams were
Brian Jagmohan: 2 distinctions, 4 As, 2 Bs, 2 Cs
Yingyang Zhong: 2 distinctions, 4 As, 1 C
Samita Paul: 1 distinction, 3 As, 4 Bs, 1 C
Steffi Sinclair: 1 distinction, 2 As, 3 Bs, Cs
Danielle Bouchard: 3 As, 2 Bs, 2 Cs
Felipe DaSilva Sousa: 3 As, 2 Bs
Alyea Singh: 1 A, 3 Bs, 3 Cs
Brian Jagmohan stated: “When I heard of my success at the IGCSE examinations I was shocked at the results. My success was made possible by the support from my teachers and both of my parents, but I attribute my success specifically to my mother. She had always motivated and guided me into becoming the person I am today”.
Yingyang Zhong said, “Without my teachers who directed me to the right study path and discussing about problems I would not be achieving this. Also my parents, especially my father, he always encourages me to be better than yesterday”.
Danielle Bouchard said she was, “shocked and very pleasantly surprised at my grades! I studied very hard to earn these grades and I am very proud of them. I thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to write these exams and for giving me full support throughout the journey yet to be fulfilled.”
Seffi Sinclair commented, “I was actually disappointed with my 3 Cs but taking into consideration all the extracurricular activities I was involved with, I was satisfied. I joined the Nations family late third form so I had quite a lot of catching up to do to prepare adequately for IGCSE. I attribute my success to my overly successful mother, father, stepdad and my siblings who encouraged me thoroughly. I also owe my gratitude to all my teachers, especially Miss White, Sir Khan, Miss Scott and Miss Thomas, who always pushed me to see my true potential even when I failed to see it myself.”
6th Form Cambridge AS/AL exams
Some 147 students wrote the Cambridge University International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations. This year’s AL results show an 85% overall pass rate with a 100% passes recorded in the following subject areas: Chemistry, Economics and English.
Among the top performers for AL were:
Hannibal Gaskin: Distinction in Chemistry, A in Maths & B in Physics
Shamita Bhagwandas: Distinction in Law & A in Sociology
Sandhya Meerah: Distinction in Sociology, A in Law, B in Psychology
Cindyann Khan: Distinction in Law, A in Sociology
Dominique Wilson: Distinction in Sociology, A in Law, B in Psychology
Mikel Puran: Distinction in Law, B in Economics, C in Sociology
Ambika Ramraj: A in Sociology, B in Business & C in Psychology
Aliyah Gordon: A in Business, B in Economics C in Sociology
Victoria Najab: A in Economics, B in Physics, C in Chemistry
Sachin Sharma: A in Economics, B in Business
Serenity Kanhai: A in Law & B in Economics
Anisa Ramraj: B in Business, Economics & Sociology
Sandyha Kesha Meerah said, “When I heard my results I had that unexplainable feeling that comes with success. My heart was racing and I couldn’t stop smiling and thanking God long enough to actually tell my mother my grades. The road to success was no bed of roses; it took a lot of hard work and determination. I always reread my notes and practised as many past papers as I could so as to always stay on top of my game.
“My teachers also played a major part in my success, they were always there to answer my countless questions and mark my numerous past papers and for that I would like to say a big thank you.”
Cindyann Khan commented, “My road to success was a phenomenal journey but it was all made so much easier because of two very dedicated and amazing teachers, namely Sir Stewart and Ms Singh”.
Dominique Wilson told us: “I attribute my success to my parents, siblings and teachers, mainly. Without their constant support, I may not have been able to achieve such desirable grades”.
When interviewed, Shamita Bhagwandas said: “For my road to success, I will definitely need to further my education to keep learning. I will have to always remain dedicated and aim to work hard to achieve everything I desire to have, especially my own ICT company in time to come.”
Aliyah Gordon shared, “I credit my parents who’ve had my back from day 1; my friends who provided tremendous emotional support and my teachers who’ve guided me and encouraged me throughout it all.”
Some of the top performers for AS
Kayshav Tewari: A grades in Economics, Law, Maths & Sociology
Ryan Benschop: A in Economics & Law and B in Business & Psychology
Arun Kanhai: A in Maths & Sociology, B in Economics & C in Business
Shania Wall: A in Sociology, B in Business & Economics
Theresa Gobin: A in Biology, B in Maths & Chemistry
Accalia Khan: A in Biology, B in Chemistry & C in Maths
Othniel Lewis: A in Law, B in Economics, English & Psychology
Sanjay Pilgrim: A in Business, C in Economics & Sociology
Ramkumarie Ramdass: A in Sociology, B in Business & C in Law
Kimberly Singh: A in Business, B in Sociology, C in Law
Kevin Ramsaroop: B in Biology & Chemistry & C in Maths & Physics
Shania Wall said, “Upon hearing my grades, I don’t think I could have been much happier. I’m beyond elated with what I’ve scored and I can only hope to do as well or better next year. As far as my road to success is concerned, I have no one besides my parents and great teachers who put the overtime in to thank. My parents live in separate countries, but I live here with my mom. She’s around more physically during the school year so she’s my backbone. She deals with my day-to-day frustrations and breaking down. For dad, he’s a call away and he’s constantly motivating me to do well. He gives his help where he can even though he’s not
physically here as often. Even when I’m beating myself up he helps to keep me going; as for mom, she always reminds me that I control the outcome and I can’t give up once I have her by my side.”
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