Outstanding school exam results

It has been another year for celebration at Aljezur International School as students have recently received their University of Cambridge exam results.

Amongst the 57 IGCSE exams entered, 91% achieved A* to C, with an outstanding 32% being awarded A* or A grades.

“Students, tutors and parents are especially proud as this is well above the average for international schools in the south of Portugal, and considerably higher than the UK national average,” said Karen Whitten, teacher and co-director of Aljezur International School.

Special mention must be made of Adam McLauchlan, who was only 13 when he was entered for six IGCSE subjects and scored three A*s and three As.Several students were also entered for AS level exams, all of whom achieved C grades or above, with 38% scoring A.

“While it is obvious that academic achievement is of paramount importance to the tutors of Aljezur International, the school also values the work done in areas such as ecology, the arts and citizenship.To this end, the curriculum is being expanded to include subjects such as gardening and livestock care,” she said.

Staff and pupils are now gearing up for the next academic term in their new building which is a rural property just south of Aljezur.