City schools have done exceedingly well in this year's International General Certificate of Secondary Education exams. A few of them, including B D Somani and Ryan International schools, saw 100 per cent success when the results were declared on Tuesday.
"The city and national records will probably be released by the Board later this week," said Don Gardner, principal of B D Somani school, Of the 25 students from the institution, 20 were awarded distinction, while five have earned a merit certificate, he said.
"My mother was so happy that she came to the school with cupcakes and all my friends are really proud of me," said Aryaman Banerjee, an A-star student from Somani.
When asked about the difference between IGCSE and other boards, he said, "Here the teaching is driven by concept learning rather than rote learning. The class environment is also more conducive to understanding concepts."
"There is greater emphasis on practical ability and focus on individual learning," added, Mayank Kapil, an A-star student from Podar International School.
Simran Jain, another A-star student from Somani said she never required any tuition. "I used to stay back in school and relied on help from teachers for everything that I found complicated."
These students wish to continue with the Board. While Simran wants to pursue commercial arts, Aryaman aspires to study at London School of Economics or Oxford.