At a ceremony marking their successful completion of the challenging 2-year IGCSE and course, 42 students and many parents gathered at BMS on Friday to celebrate. It was a celebration of a significant milestone in these young people's lives, and the culmination of a huge amount of hard work. These students spent over 3400 grueling hours in the BMS gym (our 'exam hall') feverishly responding to examination questions, after many, many more hours preparing and revising. As such, their results are a huge achievement. In particular, Emilia Chammas who achieved an outstanding 7 A* grades and 2 As, and Leon Rubin, who achieved the highest mark in the entire world for his German IGCSE certificate. Leon's remarkable achievement was highlighted by a letter sent by the Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations, which was read out as a fantastic surprise to Leon at the ceremony.
All of these students have now embarked on their next challenge - the IB Diploma or the Abitur - and they will have realized by now that this next phase is equally demanding and rigorous. However, this IGCSE celebration acted as timely and powerful reminder of all the things that these students can achieve with lots of hard work and self-belief.