7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

SAT exam success for school students

ALL pupils in years six and nine at the British School of Bahrain passed their National Curriculum Tests (SATs), it was announced yesterday. Meanwhile, 100 per cent of all GCSE and A-Level students also passed.

Students sit for the SAT tests at age 11 and 14, offering parents a benchmark to compare their child's performance with children in other schools.

"Results in all subjects (in year six) were well above UK norms with 59pc, 46pc and 68pc of pupils attaining level five in English, mathematics and science respectively," said school director Bill Frost.

He said results in year nine were equally impressive.

"The UK's national target is level five or six at this age, which approximately 70pc pupils in the UK attain, while at the British School, 100pc pupils attained the national target and most significantly higher," he added.

"In mathematics, more than 71pc students in year nine attained levels seven or above with 40pc achieving level eight."

For the first time, the school entered students for a GCSE in science at the end of year 10.

"Students achieved a 100pc pass rate with 51pc achieving an A grade or above and 26pc an A* grade," said Mr Frost.

"At GCSE in year 11, the school had a 100pc pass rate - 93.1pc of all GCSE students attained five or more A* to C grades.

"Some 41pc students attained nine A* to C grades and 10pc of the student body attained nine A* and A grades."

"Nida Sakrani, Neha Lal and Keerthy Rajasekharan belonged to the top performing GCSE students."

For the second year in succession, the British School also had a 100pc pass rate at GCE A-Level.

"It is particularly pleasing to be able to say that no student of the school has ever failed an A," said Mr Frost.

The school continues with its programme of expansion and the new infant block opens on Sunday, while a new indoor pool is scheduled for mid-October.

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