The UAE was brimming with the smiles of young students on Thursday as the GCSE results negated any lingering concerns and worries over its introduction. The new GCSE grading system was a source of apprehension for many students since it was a relatively new method of grading that was being put into place.
In accordance with the new system, more than 20 subjects were graded based on a numerical system with 9 being the top result that could be achieved. Consequently, the subjects were also set to become tougher.
However, there was much cause to rejoice as the results showed some excellent performances. The examiners, Cambridge Assessment, have stated that though less than 200 students could score perfect grades, the results are reason to cheer.