Deira International School announces outstanding GCSE results for 2021


Dubai, UAE: Al Futtaim Education Foundation announced today that Deira International School’s Class of 2021 has achieved outstanding GCSE results for its cohort of 108 students. Deira International School (DIS) is owned and operated by Al Futtaim Education Foundation.

A remarkable 77% of the results were A*-A grades while 51% of grades awarded were A*. 89% of the results were A*-B, and 97% of the grades were A*-C. The pass rate of the cohort was 100%. 

Stand out students include Daniel Nasri, Marcelle Shouly, Meera Hallak, Muhammad Nadeem, Murtaza Asghar, Nabil El Hage Ali, Nayla Waly, Pradyumna Saligram, Roxanne Dubash and Vaynika Gupta. These students all achieved 100% A*.

Simon O’Connor, Director of Deira International School, commented on the achievement: 

“I am thrilled with these outstanding results. This has been such a challenging year for everyone; for students, staff and parents. Witnessing our GCSE cohort achieve this level of academic success is absolutely wonderful, with no less than 51% of results at A*grades and 77% achieved A*/A. So many students have won massive individual battles and overcome huge obstacles to achieve what they have today. I am enormously proud of all our students for working so hard under such difficult circumstances to achieve these results. I must also acknowledge and thank DIS staff who not only had to prepare the students, but also had the additional task of assessing the students’ portfolios for submission to the boards. This was an enormous undertaking, and I could not be more grateful. The consequences of their efforts can be seen in today’s superb news.”

About Al Futtaim Education Foundation: 

Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) is a not-for-profit initiative started by the Al Futtaim family to support the Government’s and KHDA’s vision for the creation of a globally competitive knowledge economy while maximising their social contribution to the community. The vision of AFEF is to create excellence; to prepare its students for university and to give them the skills to successfully embrace global citizenship and future opportunities in the UAE and beyond.

Through its commitment to celebrating legacy, solidifying its links with the community and embracing the future, AFEF approaches education as the foundational principle of human progress. The personal growth, academic recognition and success of its student is at the heart of the Foundation.