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2023 Graduates

We are extremely proud of the results achieved by our  A level, AS level and IGCSE students in the 2023 examinations.

In A level, 27% of our Year 13 students earned all A's and A*, with two students earning 4 A*.

From all our graduates, 43% earned A*-A, and 66% earned A*-B.

In AS level, 25% of our Year 12 students earned 3 A’s or more.  49% earned A-B grades, and 68% earned A-C grades.

Our students maintained a high level of achievement despite grade boundaries having been changed and made lower. 

We wish our graduates the best of luck as they continue their educational journey.  We know they have a bright future ahead of them, especially with the impressive universities they have been accepted to:

In the United Kingdom

  • City University, Birmingham
  • Imperial College, University of London
  • Keele University, UK
  • King's College, University of London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University College London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Westminster, London

In the United States

  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

In Canada

  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • University of British Columbia

In Australia and South Africa

  • Bond University, Queensland
  • University of Cape Town

In Saudi Arabia and GCC

  • Al Faisal University, Riyadh
  • Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran
  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Bahrain

Our IGCSE students also had outstanding results.

28% of our students gained all A* and A grades for 9 IGCSE subjects.  82% of students gained A* and A in their English subjects, and 87% gained A* and A in their Science subjects.  (A*-A is equivalent to Grades 9-7)

Our Year 11 students have now moved up to start their two-year journey in Sixth Form, also known as Year 12 and Year 13. 

BSD Principal, David Bolton, said, “We are delighted to share another set of outstanding examination results for BSD. This is a moment of pride and celebration for our entire school community. Our students have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their studies and the results are a testament to their hard work and the support of our committed teachers. This success is a collective effort and a reflection of our school's commitment to providing a nurturing and positive learning environment. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our parent community for their unwavering support. Congratulations to all of our students. A very bright future awaits them all.”

British School Dhahran follows the National Curriculum for England and delivers externally assessed IGCSE and Advanced level (A level) programmes. The IGCSE programme is followed in Key Stage 4 (KS4), also known as Year 10 and 11. The A level programme of study is followed in Key Stage 5 (KS5), and is known as Sixth Form or Year 12 and 13.  At the end of Year 12, students take the Advanced Subsidiary level (AS level) and in Year 13 they take the A level exam in their chosen subjects.

BSD is a registered examination centre for Pearson/Edexcel and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

The examination board choice for every subject is decided by subject teachers and department heads, based on what best suits our students.