March 28, 2018

Senior Nobel Algarve Scientists Ace AS Exams with 100% Passes

A group of five Nobel International School Algarve students in Year 12 achieved the highest marks possible in the first units of their International AS Level Physics and Chemistry exams this Spring. Niketa Pillay, Joao Lehodey, Aurelien Cailleux and Cameron Dent all achieved 100% in their Physics exam and Jasmine Wragg achieved 100% for Chemistry.  The students all agreed that one of the factors for their success was reading around their subject, finding out new information that goes beyond the text books and lessons, and they felt inspired to do this by their teachers.  Aurelien, 17, from France, said: “I also think one of the influences on my exam marks is keeping calm in exam situations. I do the preparation and the study and then focus on the exam.”

Head of School Mike Farrer invited the students for a celebratory Achievers´ Tea with fresh Portuguese Pastel de Nata and Iced Tea. He said, “We have seen fantastic levels of effort and commitment from these students and this is consistent in lessons and home study. They show the qualities that we strive to instil in all of our pupils, including persistence, dedication and a passion for discovery. It is fantastic to hear that they have also all been enterprising enough to be seeking new reading material outside school as this forms a very important part of study for high achieving students in every curriculum area and we are encouraging this by investing in our school library and multi media centre over the coming months. I congratulate these hard working students and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with them to discuss their experiences and hopes for the future. Their teachers are rightfully very proud of these students´ successes and drive and it was a pleasure to see some of these students also attending the CC MAR dive centre at the end of term, for some hands-on scientific exploration into marine life; another example of bringing education out of the classroom and making it relevant to the world around us; a vital part of learning in the 21st Century.”