Top A Level Grades Double at Nobel International School Algarve

A superb year at Nobel International School, with national success in sporting activities and some outstanding academic and musical accolades, has been followed by excellent achievements in the summer examinations, with A* to A grades doubling from last year at 20 per cent, and A* to C grades at 73 per cent.

Out of a total entry of 83 A  Level examinations from 26 students, the pass rate increased by 10% from 2017. Head of School Mike Farrer said: “These fantastic results show a significant upward trend in our academic performance as a school and sixth form.  We are going from strength to strength and for the third year running, achievement has improved. This is a collective success for all involved in exam teaching, preparation, supporting with revision and study at home and in preparing students for the potential stress of exam nerves. Most of all, it is testament to the hard work and commitment invested by our students.

National reporting in the UK by the Times Education Supplement indicates that the proportion of A-Level entries receiving an A* has fallen to its lowest level in five years and yet we have seen our own A* - A achievement levels double.

Top performing student Javier Guerra (A*, A*, A*, A, B) has accepted his place to study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London and Head Girl Mariana Martins (A*, A*, A) exceeded her aim to get three As and will study Medicine at the University of Porto. Other university destinations for this group of A level students include Faro University, University of Amsterdam, University College London, University of Westminster and BI Norwegian Business School and the School continues to receive news of more confirmed offers. 

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Saskia Courcelles