Education Guide

AAESS achieves top tier in the world!

Al Ain English Speaking School is no stranger to receiving accolades for student and teacher achievements. However, continuing to receive recognition in the current unprecedented climate, seems all the more rewarding. 

The popular Al Ain private school is delighted to announce and celebrate both the personal accomplishments of students’ grades from the November exam series and the recently published TIMSS school report.

The TIMSS (Trends in International Maths and Science Study) is conducted every four years and assesses student achievement in both maths and science. The latest report contains the results and findings of over 600 schools and 10 000 students in the UAE, who participated in the study, with Al Ain English Speaking school performing significantly better than other private schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to these general findings, Al Ain English Speaking School has entered the top ‘Advanced Tier’ of the world for secondary science.

This news arrives only a year after Zaheer Abass (Head of Secondary) received the prestigious Abu Dhabi Teacher of the Year award for his teaching within the science department and is confirmation of the robust standards of teaching and learning within the British Curriculum at Ain English Speaking School. Executive Principal, Andrew Thomas, wrote to parents, “As always, I am extremely proud of all of our students and staff who continually work hard to achieve the very best.” 

On top of this outstanding school achievement, Al Ain English Speaking School also has cause to celebrate the individual achievements of the Year 11 students who gained some excellent results. After 8 months of distance learning, these students physically sat the November series of exams under the regular exam conditions with their papers being externally assessed and marked. Not wanting to feel left out after the successes seen by the maths and science departments with the TIMSS results, the English department is also very proud that 93% A*-C grades were achieved by the 42 Year 11 students who sat the early entry iGCSE in English as a First Language exam. 

As well as this collective year group success, there were some extremely successful individual students who sat exams and received the very top grades. The sciences saw the top A* grades in A Level results, while maths A level students also received excellent A grade results. The Year 11 students too were also impressive with several students receiving outstanding A* and A grades 7  months before the completion of their course. 100% of students sitting the extended Chemistry paper achieved inspiring A* grades while 100% of maths students achieved impressive A or B grades. Not to be outdone again, 14 students achieved an A* or A grade in their English as a First Language exam.

The results from this series are not only testament to the fact that the hard work and dedication demonstrated by students has paid off but also evidence of the quality of the ongoing online teaching and support they have received from the dedicated Al Ain English Speaking School teaching staff during this pandemic. 

In these uncertain times it is really important to take time to celebrate achievements and look forward to a positive future.