Year 12 & 13 Students at Oryx International School have been recognised this week with “Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards” to highlight excellence in their 2023 I/GCSE and A Level Examinations.

Awards were presented by Mrs Ameena Soysa, Senior Regional Development Manager from Pearson, Middle East & Turkey. Mrs Soysa personally attended the school to meet the students, who had gained an array of prestigious awards including:

  • The Highest Mark in the World
  • The Highest Mark in the Region
  • The Highest Mark in the Country
  • Outstanding & Consistent Excellence

This week we were pleased to welcome the Senior Regional Development Manager for Pearson Edexcel, Mrs Ameena Soysa to Oryx to present some very prestigious awards to our  current Year 12 students, and previous Year 13 students, for the examinations they sat in the Summer series of 2023.

Every year Pearson examination board recognise and celebrate Pearson Edexcel learners around the world who have demonstrated academic excellence at the very highest levels in their exam performance. The “Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards” (OPLAs) are presented to those learners in each exam series who have achieved the highest subject mark in their country, in the region, and around the world.

The Oryx OPLA’s are among the 2600 award winners from 700 schools across 82 countries globally, who have successfully achieved these standards in their Pearson Edexcel exam(s) in the 2022/23 academic year.

At Oryx International School we were honoured to learn that our students achieved these incredible grades, and wish to highlight these achievements:

  • The Highest Mark in the World

Was awarded to Gabriel S for GCSE Portuguese and Gaia B for GCSE Italian, who also achieved 100% in the exam.

  • The Highest Mark in the Region

Was awarded to Gabriel P G for IGCSE Spanish

  • The Highest Mark in Qatar

Was awarded to Pashmin T and Roshan A for GCSE Design & Technology, as well as Samantha R for GCSE Music

Was awarded to Yago H V for A Level Maths and AS Level Further Maths.

  • Outstanding & Consistent Excellence achieving Grade 8 and above in I/GCSEs

In 9 Subjects: Shenoa S

In 8 Subjects: Roshan A and Gaia B

In 7 Subjects: Nalin K, Pashmin T and Aisha J

In 6 Subjects: Malvika B, Nithila B, Samantha R, Mohammed A R and Aaliya A R.

In 5 Subjects: Gabriel S, Pierta S, Muzammil S and Mariana T

  • Outstanding & Consistent Excellence achieving 3 Grade “A” and above at A Level

Was awarded to Sen M, Yago H V, Shaun S T and Abdul S M

Mrs Saida Din, Head of Sixth Form commented “At OIS we were absolutely thrilled that in total 27 awards were given to Oryx students to recognise their incredible achievements in the Outstanding Pearson Learning Awards. Congratulations to all of you! I would also like to give special thanks to their teachers, in particular Mr O'Mahony for GCSE Modern Foreign Languages, Mr Pickering for GCSE Music,  Mr Cundall for GCSE Design & Technology and Mr Buta for A Level Maths. Our students excellence is a mark of success for the hard work and dedication of their teachers enabling them to reach these impressive results.”

About Oryx International School:

Educating nearly 2,000 students, Oryx International School delivers the best of British Education exclusively for the children of employees of Qatar Airways and its approved subsidiaries.

Owned by Qatar Airways and operated by Orbital Education, the school provides the highest standard of facilities and the best British International education in a safe, caring and welcoming environment.

The school Mission is to deliver an engaging, value rich, broad and balanced 'British International Education Programme' to the children of the employees of Qatar Airways by highly qualified and experienced UK curriculum teachers.

The Vision of the school is to ensure that students leave Oryx International School enabled, confident and ready to face the challenges that their next stage of life will bring. Students’ in their time studying at the school, will have developed effective behaviours that will enable them to thrive and succeed as global citizens of the 21st century, thanks to our school Values and unique approach to education.

For More Information Contact:

Lauren Taylor

Head of Marketing & Admissions


Ph No: +974 403 600 63