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World number one ranking student from  Algarve school

Students at the International School of the Algarve in Lagoa have achieved excellent GCSE and A Level exam results this year.

Student Polly Cocker, in particular, achieved outstanding results, which included four A graded A levels, one being the world’s highest scoring A level.

Headmaster John Butterworth received a letter from the Director of the UK examination board, Edexcel, informing him that Polly was the single highest scoring student worldwide in Travel and Tourism.

Polly will be applying to Oxford University during her forthcoming gap year.

Overall, year 13 achieved a 96.9 percent pass rate at A Level. All of the students in year 13 have achieved high enough grades to be accepted onto the University course of their choice.

The school also achieved its best ever GCSE results with 88.7 percent achieving A* to C grades. 31.8 per cent of these were at A* or A grade. The overall pass rate at GCSE was 100 percent.

There were outstanding performances from Alexanda Maryan (10 subject passes, nine at A* or A), Lucy Hurst (nine with six at A* or A), Daphne McRae (nine with six at A* or A) and Olivia van Roijen (11 with seven at A* or A).

John Butterworth paid tribute to students and their teachers on their hard work shown by these results.

He also drew attention to the results in Portuguese language both at GCSE and A level. Twenty students had taken Portuguese at younger than the normal age, achieving excellent results.

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