Sarah Achieng' Otieno
Sarah Achieng' Otieno

All-time record exam results at Aljezur International School

There was cause for celebration at Aljezur International School recently when students received their Cambridge exam results.

The school is renowned for its outstanding exam performance, but this year surpassed all previous records.

Seventy-two percent of AS and A level results achieved A* to C and special mention must be made of Noah O’Neill and Eitan Alter who received three As and three A*s respectively for their final A level qualifications. An incredible 33% of IGCSE exams achieved A* and A, with a massive 80% receiving A* to C.

“We’re bursting with pride at these record-breaking results,” school director Karen Whitten told us. “We’re obviously sad to see our A level students leave us, but they will always be part of our school family and, as is traditional, we look forward to welcoming them back in the future to tell us all about their adventures and continued success.”

As well as funding their own rescue mission to Poland and bringing 42 Ukrainian refugees back to Portugal, Aljezur International School also supports the ‘From Kibera With Love’ school project in Kenya. One of the students from this project, Sarah Achieng’ Otieno will soon begin her second year of studies at Aljezur International and loves being here in Portugal.

“To me the school is a family and a happy place,” Sarah explained. “This is a special school where I have found the most caring and loving people I could ever meet.”

The school is looking forward to the exciting projects their students will continue to take part in this year as part of their UNESCO membership. They were also accepted into the Blue School (Escola Azul) initiative last year and have lots of plans for this term’s ocean-based projects which include beach cleaning and boat trips.

Dates for the diary include the annual Christmas Fair at Aljezur International on Saturday, December 10 and a reintroduction of the much-loved annual Bonfire Night at their primary school, Barlavento, which will take place on Saturday, November 5.

Teachers and students of Aljezur International are looking forward to being together again after the long summer holiday on the first day of term, September 7, when lessons will begin with the traditional day of outdoor team-building games.