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JIS has further exam success with GCSEs


JIS Senior Academic and Administration Centre.

Over half of all GCSE and IGCSE grades awarded to JIS students this year were either an A or an A* grade (53 per cent).

A record breaking 27 per cent of all grades were A*. At JIS, A* to C grades have consistently remained above 90 per cent since 2009, and this year (93 per cent) was one of the best ever.

These outstanding results were particularly pleasing, given that they were achieved despite the UK Exam Boards awarding significantly fewer high grades this year, in order to combat accusations of Grade Inflation, and to make it harder to achieve a "Good Pass" (A*-C).

Fifty-five per cent of all JIS students were awarded an A* or A grade for Mathematics (100 per cent of the Year 10 Accelerated Set); and over 50 per cent of all Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English students achieved this same high standard.

Remarkably, every one of the English Literature entrant at the school received A*/A, with 83 per cent getting the very top grade.

There were some especially impressive individual performances by JIS students: Aditya Anwar, Hong Kai Lim and Eunice Lee all received 10 A* Grades.

Zhong Yao Sia, Rosie Hoggmascall, Daniel Hart, Naima Fredericks, Boon Pek, Alison Wood and Zata Abdul Rahman all received 8 or 9 A* grades.

Impressively a further 20 students received 100 per cent A* or A grades. (Ben Goy, Samuel Kong, Azam Rahman, Nawaj Sharif, Kalpana Limbu, Elman Mazlan, Moses Tan, Nipun Mundkur, Wei Jia Lim, Jvalant Parekh, Pamela Htain, Katrina Lim, Naim Omarali, Amanina Shofry, Izam Zakaria Megan Doma, Justin Chiong, Andrew Mann, Gabs Cross and Tanasha Suhandani).

The students had the pleasure of collecting their results in the new Secondary Academic and Administration Centre at JIS, which was opened last week by the Minister of Education.

Andrew Fowler-Watt, Principal at JIS said, "These GCSE results are superb and JIS is very proud of what has been achieved by our GCSE students this year. I am particularly delighted that our top students have performed so outstandingly well. They achieved 27 per cent A* Grades - which compares to just seven per cent in all UK schools."

JIS aims for higher academic excellence

(Top) Students celebrate in pride at the JIS Arts Centre as they wait in line among hundreds to register for entrance into the Sixth Form. (Above) Straight-A student Izam Zakaria (R), accompanied by his mother, joins the long queue of students registering for Sixth Form at JIS. Pictures: BT/Rabiatul Kamit

Sunday, August 26, 2012

DESPITE impressive pass rates in the recent GCSEs and 'A' Level examination results, Jerudong International School (JIS) shows no sign of slowing down in academic excellence.

Speaking to The Brunei Times yesterday, JIS principal Andrew Fowler-Watt expressed pride at the school's record-breaking examination results. "It shows that our brightest students are fulfilling their potential, which couldn't have been done without excellent teaching," he said.

"However bright you are, you're not going to get an A* grade without the right teaching as well," he remarked.

This year, 27 per cent of JIS students who sat for the GCSE and IGCSE examinations were awarded with A*, while 53 per cent of students received either an A or A* grade. At JIS, A* to C grades have consistently remained above 90 per cent since 2009 with 2012's 93 per cent at the lead.

"Our results are excellent, but I don't see why it shouldn't be better. We always need to be looking at how we can improve," said the principal.

He hopes to facilitate the attainment of more record breaking examination results with the inculcation of critical-thinking skills and entrepreneurial culture. "I want to develop these aspects of learning rather than just teaching students out of the book," he said.

"In today's society, increasingly both universities and employers are looking at people who can actually be independent in their thinking and have the confidence to communicate," he added.

Fowler-Watt also acknowledged the international school's new state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Secondary Academic and Administration Centre (SAAC).

He pointed out, however, that "you can have the best facilities and resources in the world, but if you don't have good teachers then it's not going to actually help".

"I'm very pleased with the teachers that we have here at JIS. We're known internationally now. Over the year, we received over 1,200 applications for 22 teaching posts here at the school. JIS is highly sought after, because it's such a good school."

- Rabiatul Kamit

The Brunei Times

JIS chalks up record A-star grades

The new multi-million dollar Secondary Academic and Administration Centre (SAAC) at Jerudong International School. Picture: Courtesy of JIS
 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A RECORD-breaking 27 per cent of 2012 GCSE and IGCSE grades awarded to students at the Jerudong International School (JIS) were A*, a press statement by the school said.

Over half of all GCSE and IGCSE grades awarded to JIS students this year were either an A or an A* grade (53 per cent).

At JIS, A* to C grades have consistently remained above 90 per cent since 2009, and this year 93 per cent was one of the best ever, according to the statement.

Fifty-five per cent of JIS students were awarded an A* or A grade for Mathematics (100 per cent of the Year 10 accelerated set); and over 50 per cent of all Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English students achieved this same high standard.

In addition, every one of the English Literature entrants at the school received A* or A, with 83 per cent getting the highest grade.

Exceptional individual performances, who all received 10 A* Grades, were obtained by Aditya Anwar, Hong Kai Lim and Eunice Lee.

A further 20 students received 100 per cent A* or A grades. They were Ben Goy, Samuel Kong, Azam Rahman, Nawaj Sharif, Kalpana Limbu, Elman Mazlan, Moses Tan, Nipun Mundkur, Wei Jia Lim, Jvalant Parekh, Pamela Htain, Katrina Lim, Naim Omarali, Amanina Shofry, Izam Zakaria, Megan Doma, Justin Chiong, Andrew Mann, Gabs Cross and Tanasha Suhandani.

The students had collected their results in the beautiful new Secondary Academic and Administration Centre (SAAC) at JIS, which was opened last week by the Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong.

"These GCSE results are superb and JIS is very proud of what has been achieved by our GCSE students this year. I am particularly delighted that our top students have performed so outstandingly well. They achieved 27 per cent A* Grades which compares to just seven per cent in all UK schools," said Andrew Fowler-Watt, principal at JIS.

Ying Tan, who scored seven A* grades in addition to an A and B grade, told The Brunei Times that she was proud of her results, which secured her a place at the JIS Sixth Form.

"I was under a lot of pressure to achieve those grades, so I worked very hard during my GCSEs. It paid off," she said with relief. On top of hard work, Jia also attributed her academic success to the exceptional teaching at JIS.

"I want to become a medical doctor and I know JIS will help me to make that happen," she said, adding that her prefence is to study at top institutions in the UK under government scholarship.

Straight-A student Izam Zakaria is also hoping to receive a scholarship for further studies in the UK. The aspiring engineer explained that he is nervous about the prospect of moving abroad to attend university, however he is looking forward to the challenge of being independent.

"Before that, I have to do well in my 'A' Levels. Sixth form is going to be a big change and will require a lot of hard work, but we will also get more freedom since we get study periods. The new SAAC is impressive, which will probably motivate me to study harder," he said.

Meanwhile, Weng Ee Then, who achieved a range of A* to B grades in 10 subjects, described the newly-launched SAAC as "magnificent".

"We're going to be the first intake of 'A' Level students who'll get to use the centre. That makes us feel special," she said.

After graduating from JIS, Weng hopes to study a Media and Communications course in a UK or US institution.

According to Anne Dickinson, JIS senior registrar, an estimated 340 students were acccepted into the JIS Sixth Form yesterday. Among this year's A Level intake are 33 scholarship recepients from the Minstry of Education.

The Brunei Times

Saturday, August 25, 2012

THE BRUNEI Rugby Football Union (BRFU) will be organising it's first International Rugby Board (IRB) Level 1 Match Official Course on Sept 7.

Conducted by the IRB's Matthew Oakley at Jerudong International School (JIS) from 9am to 6pm, BRFU hopes the course will develop talented rugby match officials to carry Brunei's flag at international rugby test matches.

The Level 1 Match Official Course is the starting point for one to become an official for test matches.

To become an official for test matches, match officials needs to sit for the Level 2 and Level 3 courses the latter ensuring he will be in demand to officiate international test matches around the world.

BRFU believes Bruneians have the chance to officiate international test matches once they reach Level 3 because of their command of English.

To be a rugby match official, one needs to be fit, have hawk eyes vision and good communication skills, said BRFU in a press release yesterday.

The course is open for all, however there will be limited places available.

Those interested in attending can contact Ainol Razman Mohd Ghazaly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8886970.

BRFU would like to thank Total E&P Borneo BV and JIS for their contribution in conducting the course.The Brunei Times

Over half of all GCSE and IGCSE grades awarded to JIS students this year were either an A or an A* grade (53%). A record breaking 27% of all grades were A*. At JIS, A* to C grades have consistently remained above 90% since 2009, and this year (93%) was one of the best ever. These outstanding results were particularly pleasing, given that they were achieved despite the UK Exam Boards awarding significantly fewer high grades this year, in order to combat accusations of Grade Inflation, and to make it harder to achieve a “Good Pass” (A*-C).  

55% of all JIS students were awarded an A* or A grade for Mathematics (100% of the Year 10 accelerated Set); and over 50% of all Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English students achieved this same high standard. Remarkably, every one of the English Literature entrants at the school received A*/A, with 83% getting the very top grade.

 There were some especially impressive individual performances by JIS students:

Aditya Anwar, Hong Kai Lim and Eunice Lee all received 10 A* Grades.  

Zhong Yao Sia, Rosie Hoggmascall, Daniel Hart, Naima Fredericks, Boon Pek, Alison Wood and Zata Abdul Rahman all received 8 or 9 A* grades.

Impressively a further 20 students received 100% A* or A grades. (Ben Goy; Samuel Kong; Azam Rahman; Nawaj Sharif; Kalpana Limbu; Elman Mazlan; Moses Tan; Nipun Mundkur; Wei Jia Lim; Jvalant Parekh; Pamela Htain; Katrina Lim; Naim Omarali; Amanina Shofry; Izam Zakaria Megan Doma; Justin Chiong; Andrew Mann; Gabs Cross and Tanasha Suhandani).

The students had the pleasure of collecting their results in the beautiful new Secondary Academic and Administration Centre at JIS, which was opened last week by the Minister of Education.

Andrew Fowler-Watt, Principal at JIS stated: “These GCSE results are superb and JIS is very proud of what has been achieved by our GCSE students this year. I am particularly delighted that our top students have performed so outstandingly well. They achieved 27% A* Grades – which compares to just 7% in all UK schools.”