Doha British School (DBS) students were celebrating after achieving a record set of iGCSE results.

Natalie Magness and DBS Principal Terry McGuire
Natalie Magness and DBS Principal Terry McGuire

A total of 48% of grades were secured at the equivalent of an A grade (Grades 7, 8 and 9 in the new system) which is the school’s highest ever figure despite this year’s more challenging grading system. A total of 89% of students have met and exceeded the benchmark standards of five Grade 9-4, with 80% of students achieving five Grade 9-5.

For DBS student Natalie Magness, the news could not have been better. Natalie achieved a perfect set of results with ten grade 9s. Natalie will now be continuing her education at Doha British School 6th Form where she will study A Levels in Music, Biology and Chemistry.

DBS Principal Terry McGuire said he is immensely proud of all staff and students at DBS.

These results are a fantastic achievement especially under the new and very challenging system of iGCSEs. This just goes to show what can be achieved with the right combination of talent, constant dedication and a willingness to work consistently hard. We are all delighted for Natalie and all our students and are looking forward to working with them on A Level courses next year.’

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