July 6, 2021, Dubai, UAE – Al Futtaim Education Foundation announced today that Deira International School’s Class of 2021 has achieved record results for the IB Diploma exams.
Twin sisters Naz Karadede and Nil Karadede, both students at Deira International School (DIS), achieved the full mark of 45 points for the IB Diploma, The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). In addition to Naz and Nil Karade, two more DIS students and graduation award winners also scored 45 points: Jolie Ghobrial, Director’s Award winner, and Hasan Raza, Head Boy and Fellowship Award winner. Deira International School is owned and operated by Al Futtaim Education Foundation.
The Class of 2021 is the most successful cohort in the school’s results history, and it is the first time since 2013 that DIS students score 45 points for the IB Diploma exam. This year’s cohort achieved a record-breaking average IB Diploma score of 38 points with a pass rate of 100%. No less than 23 students, representing 38% of the candidates, scored above 40 points.
Naz Karadede, Salutatorian and Head Girl at DIS, and her twin sister Nil Karadede, both enrolled in 2006 as students at Deira International School in FS1 and have spent their entire school journey at DIS. The sisters scored identical 45 points. Naz will now be moving on to King’s College, London, to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics, while Nil will be studying medicine at Trinity College Dublin.
Simon O’Connor, Director of Deira International School, commented on the achievement: “We are thrilled with these outstanding results. This has been such a challenging year for so many reasons, particularly due to the unpredictability of the examination systems. To achieve record results, especially with such a high percentage of students achieving 40+ points and four students achieving a perfect 45 points, is phenomenal. It is also important to point out that this is a reflection of the consistent hard work of our students and the dedication and professionalism of the teachers and all staff at Deira International School. It is wonderful to end the year on such a high note of success, which will also lay the foundation of continued excellence in the future.”