Jerudong International School (JIS) students excel in their exam results

Posted on 9th Oct 2023 in School News, A levels, International Baccalaureate, Exam results, Brunei Darussalam

The class of 2023 students at Jerudong International School (JIS) are celebrating an exceptional set of A Level and IB Diploma of results.

A Level results

JIS students achieved an outstanding A* or A grade in 29.5% of all grades awarded. An impressive 53.9% of all grades awarded were A*, A or B, generally regarded as the minimum level required for entry into a leading UK University.

Remarkably, four students achieved A* grades in all four of their A levels subjects - Varsha Gopinath Lakshmi, Kiefer Lim, Wesley Lim and Yahya Husain Ul Hasan. Varsha will be going to the University of Liverpool to study Medicine, Kiefer will be going to the University of Oxford in the UK to study Physics, Wesley is planning to study Accountancy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yahya will be at the University of Toronto to study Computer Science.

A further four students achieved a combination of A*/A grades in all four subjects studied for A Level - Aneeza Mohammad Shamsul, Nischal Gurung, Mohammed Usman-Sarki and Timo Stapel.

Aneeza will be going to University College Dublin to study Medicine and Nischal to King’s College London for a BSc in Computer Science. Mohammed and Timo, who were boarding students together at JIS, will be going to the University of Groningen, the Netherlands to pursue Engineering and Medicine courses, respectively.

Ahmad Jamsari and Suhaima Ahmad both achieved A* grades in all three of their A Level subjects. A further sixteen students achieved 3A* or A grades in their A Levels: KoKo Aung, Atharva Velankar, Sarah Klock, Eshyn Kon Chai, Rafe Hussain, Belal Menisy, Anna Pei, Umar Sheikh, Qawi Asmadi, Afiq Asri, Joe Barton, Julius Chua, Josh Dullah, Hazel Fahsa, Iman Sajid and Ben Sheehan.

Anna Pei, a full boarder from China, will be going to the University of New South Wales in Australia to pursue a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and also Law double degree.

Mr Nicholas Sheehan, Principal of JIS, said that: "Whilst these top performing students will leave JIS with superb academic results, they will be remembered more by their fellow students for the significant impact as young leaders in the school and the influence they have had on those around them. They have set an excellent example to the younger members of our community. These success stories would not have been written without their parents support and also that of the academic team in the Upper Years - Mr Daniel Milner (Head of Senior School and JIS Vice Principal), Mr Alex Cook (Academic Director), Mr Dan Roberts (Head of Sixth Form - Academic), Lynsay Scott (Pastoral Director) and Mr John van der Marel (Head of Sixth Form - Pastoral) who, together with the teaching and pastoral staff continue to challenge and inspire students to become the best that they can be.”

IB Diploma results

With an average score of 34.83, our students are ahead of the global average of 30.24. 76% of the JIS students exceeded the world average, 41% achieved 36 points or above and 24% achieved 40 points or above. This is significant because to enter the prestigious Russell Group Universities in the UK, 36 points is typically the minimum score required.

The School’s IB results continue to be outstanding, building on the excellent history of IB Diploma provision at JIS. Han Hor (Head Girl) and Tania Teo (Fireback Deputy House Captain) both achieved the highest score of 44 points. Tania is heading to University College London (UCL) in the UK to pursue Pharmacy (M Pharm). Han will be studying at London School of Economics (LSE) to study International Relations and History.

Rui Yi Ang (Skylark Eco-JIS Captain) achieved 42 points and will also go to the London School of Economics (LSE) but will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Haziq Kasmirhan (Eagle House Captain) and Sahana Rajinikanth (Whistler Events Captain) achieved 41 points. Sahana will also join the London School of Economics (LSE) to pursue International Social and Public Policy. Haziq is currently applying to study Medicine in Australia.

Two students achieved 40 points - Issy Hassall (Fireback Eco-JIS Captain) and Najwa Shahadan (Whistler Deputy Events Captain). Najwa will study aircraft maintenance engineering and management in Scotland while Issy will have a GAP year. Three students achieved 38 points - Widad Sahraini (Kingfisher Well-being Lead), Zara Raymin (Skylark Deputy House Captain) and Tasya Juraimi (Osprey Sports Captain & Digital Citizenship Lead). Widad and Tasya are both Ministry of Education scholarship students. Ameerah Redzuan (Osprey Eco-JIS Captain and Ministry of Education scholarship student) and Hannah Turner both achieved 36 points.

The International Baccalaureate is offered at JIS as one of the pre-university options for 16-18 year olds and is the world's fastest growing international qualification. To complete this challenging qualification, students study six subjects – three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level including English, Maths, a Language, a Humanities subject, a Science subject plus a final creative or elective subject choice. In addition, they complete a challenging 4000 word piece of research, a mini thesis, as well as completing Theory of Knowledge (ToK), a critical thinking skills course as well as a compulsory Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) component which takes place throughout the two years.