As we celebrate our 10th year of operation, we are overwhelmed by the fantastic results our students have achieved this year. The opening of our new senior building in 2022 was designed to offer enhanced curriculum opportunities set within world-class facilities to drive attainment and outcomes.
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Our female students have really excelled this year, and some of our success stories include:
In 2022, the school achieved 36% of all grades at A*- A. In 2023 this increased once again to 43%. In addition to this, 64% of all grades attained were at A*-B. This is a fantastic achievement for all concerned.
Our core subjects (Maths, English and Sciences) continue to surpass expectations every year. A-level Further Maths attained a 100% grade A pass rate, with a large A-level Maths cohort attaining a 92% A*-C. Chemistry continues to thrive at SCS, with 83% of all grades at A*-A.
Economics, English, Art, History, and German delivered staggering figures of 100% A*-B for the entire cohort. This is a testament to the support from our parental community, student endeavour and our highly skilled and committed staff body.
We are adding additional courses for 2023/24 in an ever-changing job market and landscape. Media Studies, Sociology and Engineering will complement our exam pathways. The diversity of the offering at SCS is something we are very proud of. Internships, BTECs, LAMDA, and RSL Contemporary Arts Award have supported traditional examination courses. RSL was our newest course, where 100% of students attained a Distinction Star. On behalf of the governing body, staff and all support teams at SCS, I would like to thank and praise our students’ dedication publicly.
We are incredibly proud of what our students have achieved this year at A-Level, especially considering that this cohort did not sit formal GCSE examinations in 2021 due to restrictions around COVID. As a school, we have seen a considerable amount of progress in our already outstanding overall grades in comparison to previous years, which is a testament to the hard work and, in many respects, the ‘above and beyond’ approach from our staff, providing students with a platform for success. The same can be said for our students sitting AS Levels in Year 12 who are now in a great position going into their final year at Safa Community School.
As a school community, we are exceptionally proud of what our students and staff have achieved in our 2023 A Level Results. In Year 13 and Year 12, this cohort of students has had an arduous journey over the past four years. They have worked exceptionally hard, always focusing on the end result. We are so proud of each of them, and we can’t wait to see their future achievements beyond Safa Community School. I would like to congratulate the secondary leadership team and teaching staff who have worked tirelessly to support our senior students throughout their sixth-form journey. Giving up weekends, evenings and school holidays to prepare the students really has paid off. A special thanks to Mr Mike Davies, Mr Emmet Glackin and Mrs Jenni O’Donnell for their leadership and for always taking a student-centred approach when educating our senior students. As a growing secondary school, it has been great to see that standards and attainment levels exceed expectations yearly.
“It has been a busy year with the continued development of the excellent pastoral programme in the form of LIFE, where all our students from Year 7 to 11 have the opportunity to explore career possibilities and the world of work with their form teachers. This is further developed in the 6th Form through the ever-evolving REACH programme.
As always, the world of IT continues to draw many of our graduates where several of our students taking up studies in Computer Science in both the Netherlands and Canada. As is always the case here in Dubai, the wonderful world of Finance also continues to be very popular again this year. We also have a wonderful young woman joining the medical field as one of our graduates is planning to study medicine.”