JIS students rise above COVID-19 challenge

One hundred and fifty-nine Year 11 students at Jerudong International School (JIS) recently celebrated success in the results of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.

“The exams were affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which meant that the students were unable to sit for the exams in May and June of this year,” said the school in a statement.

However, it added, “the students of JIS saw their efforts over the past two academic years rewarded despite these challenging times with 64 per cent of the 1,379 grades being awarded an A* or an A and 96 per cent of the students receiving grades A* to C overall”.

Grade A to A* were awarded to 91 per cent of students of physics, 85 per cent of chemistry and 84 per cent of biology, while 88 per cent of those taking foreign language Chinese and 89 per cent of those taking foreign language Malay achieved grade A to A*.

Meanwhile, 11 students – Filippa Baur, Anusha Bhushan, Athena Chalmers, Ridwan Iqbal, Ray Kakuta, Zhi Min Lim, Xun Ling, Tiana Moore, Chi Phan, Rafeeqa Teo, Otto Wiseman and Lili Woodard – achieved nine A*, 11 students – Eleanor Briffa, Gabriel Chan, Chloe Hill, Liz James, Cheryl Kong, Josh Lindsay, Ethan Officer, Nadya Rozaiman, Jun Heng Tan and Iffah Yusri – received eight A*, and 14 students – Syaheedah Sazali, Atip Adimas, Aliah Adzlan, Miza Athaa’ullah, Ruey Chan, Manahil Chughtai, Baasim Isa, Iffah Jamsari, Justin Lim, Kiefer Lim, Mustafa Nasir, Diyatha Premaratne, Rania Zamhadi and Muhammad Zulaidi – received seven A*.

JIS Principal Nicholas Sheehan said, “We are tremendously proud of our students. This year has been exceptionally challenging for students, families and teachers alike.

“I am very proud of the achievements of our students and know that their IGCSEs will form a solid foundation for their future academic path in the A-Level examinations or the IB Diploma.”