The British School of Bahrain (BSB) is a selective, coeducational, independent school for students aged three to 18, rated as outstanding by the Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA).
The school celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain on Monday, June 24, after all students finished their GCE A level examinations.
The ceremony was attended by 74 graduating students, their families and friends, British Ambassador Simon Martin, and members of Inspired Education Group Dr Stephen Spurr, Mike Slade and John O’Connor.
Class of 2018 head prefects Daniya Ahmed, currently studying history at the University of Cambridge, and Ayesha Al Awadhi, who is studying law at the University of Durham were also in attendance. The evening commenced with pomp and ceremony as the graduating students entered the hall to the sound of Land of Hope and Glory. Opening remarks from faculty members followed.
BSB senior school head Wayne Ridgway congratulated students on their achievements in the school and wished them well as they move on to the next stage of their educational journey. “We were absolutely delighted to welcome parents, family members and friends to join our celebration for the graduating class of 2019,” said BSB school head Jeff Smith. “I am a firm believer that hard work is the foundation upon which success is built.
“There is no limit to one’s potential, only their own desire and willingness to make sacrifices to get there. “The graduating class of 2019 epitomise that approach”. “This cohort achieved some outstanding results in the 2017 GCSE examinations, including various awards from Edexcel for ‘highest mark in Bahrain’, ‘highest mark in the Middle East’, and even ‘highest mark in the world’.
The hard work has not stopped there, as the offers many of our students hold are from top universities worldwide. This list includes UK Russell Group Universities Durham, University of Warwick, Imperial College London, University College London and, for the first time, an Ivy League University,” he added. “Rishi Malhotra will be going to Cornell University to study computer science, which is a phenomenal achievement.
I wish all of our students the very best for the next chapter in their lives; they will always be welcome back at the school to share their experiences and prepare the next batch of aspiring graduates.” The British School of Bahrain is now part of the Inspired Group of prestigious international schools.
“At Inspired, we believe that the overall educational experience instils the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values that students will carry with them for life,” said Dr Spurr. “We are confident that this year’s BSB graduating class will start their next chapter with outstanding results, a love of learning, confidence and a firm value system that prepares them to become empowered global citizens.”