Dubai-based education provider GEMS has said that its UAE students have overperformed pupils in the UK in A-Level exams.
Thirty-one percent of pupils at GEMS International Schools in the UAE gained A*-A marks in results out on Thursday, which is higher than the UK national average of 26.3 percent.
In a statement, GEMS said 99 percent of students achieved A* - E across the GEMS Schools offering the National Curriculum for England.
Jumeirah College obtained the school's best ever results, with 44 percent of students receiving A*-A and 78 percent receiving A*- B with one pupil, Yousef Qureshi, achieving 5 A*s and 1 A.
"I am very proud of all of our school results this year, especially those from Jumeirah College. All students have done exceptionally well. Their hard work as well as the hard work of the teachers and the combined support of parents has ensured this success," said Fiona Cottam, director of international school, GEMS Education.
Simon O'Connor, head of Jumeirah College, added: "These superb results are a true reflection of the excellence of the college and I look forward to working with our students, staff and parents in the years ahead to continue the excellence of the GEMS network."