School closures, due to the global pandemic, made the 2020 exam season unlike any other. However, despite these challenges our students excelled themselves. Once again they achieved above UK and international averages in the various subjects at IGCSE and A-level (where the pass rate was 100%). Half of grades this year were the top A* or A grades and three-quarters received A*, A or B grades. Out students have, therefore, as always, been able to enter their universities of choice in the UK, Spain and around the world. We currently have students in 9 out of the 10 top ranked UK universities.
The Outstanding Learner Awards are given by Cambridge each year to pupils who achieve Top in Spain, Top in the World and Highest Achievement in particular subjects at IGCSE, AS and A-Level. Over the last eight years ISM has been awarded a very large number of these, 73, often ranking first or second in Spain, among more than 130 centres that enter for CIE exams. This year our students have once again been given an amazing ten awards, including three for 'Top in the World'.