Ranked among the top 10 UK schools at both IGCSE and Advanced Level

Positioned as a leading independent English medium international school in Sri Lanka, Elizabeth Moir School is renowned for educating and nurturing high performing students who have gone on to study at prestigious international universities after their school years.

The school is, once again, celebrating and taking pride in the hard work, commitment and success of its A-Level students following the recent release of results. Surpassing their mission to maintain the school’s position as a top performing education institute in the country, students at Elizabeth Moir School have gained better results this year than several of the best-known schools in the UK including Eton, Winchester and St. Paul’s.

The school’s A-Level results revealed that 60 percent of all papers were awarded an A* while 89 percent received an A* or A, placing the school 10th in the UK League tables. Among its Advanced Level students, 12 achieved four A*s and a further 16 bagged three A*s, meaning that almost half of the school’s 61 candidates will earn an Edexcel Award.

Further, while 46 of these students achieved an A* in at least one subject, 50 achieved three As or better. It is also noteworthy that all Further Maths students achieved A*s in both Maths and Further Maths, while 80 percent of Computer Science candidates earned an A*.

Elizabeth Moir School students will win at least 20 world prizes for scoring the highest marks in the world. Noteworthy achievers include Amadie Gajanaike and Krsana Bakshani who scored full marks in Maths, Physics and Chemistry with Amadie scoring full marks in 23 out of 24 papers and an overall average of 99.9 percent, and Krsana achieving full marks in 21 out of 22 papers. In addition, eight students scored 600/600 in Biology while Jiwoo Won scored 400/400 in History and 399/400 in Economics.

These results helped Elizabeth Moir School students earn places last year at world renowned universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Amherst, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Stanford, and other top education institutes.

At the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an incredible 65 percent of all papers received a ‘9’ with 86 percent recording an ‘8’ or ‘9’ (the equivalent of an A*). This positioned Elizabeth Moir School to be better than all but six out of over 6,500 UK schools that offer the qualification.

Further, nine students achieved nines while Seyara Gunasekera, Rumi Nagpal and Navendra Marcelline gained 10. Fifteen students will receive Edexcel Awards for achieving seven or more ‘9’s while 26 out of 41 students achieved seven or more ‘8’s and ‘9’s, equivalent to the old A* grade.

Several students are in the running for world prizes including Sanithu Mohottige who scored 99 percent in Maths and 98 percent in Computer Science, Navendra Marcelline who scored 99 percent in Biology, and Hannah Nallathamby who scored 98 percent in History.

Head of School Elizabeth Moir says: “I am so proud of our students for achieving these world-beating results despite having to overcome lockdowns, curfews and huge uncertainty throughout the exam period. To be among the very top UK schools is remarkable. This reflects the students’ intelligence, commitment and resilience. It is not only a minority of high achievers who have done well; all students have done brilliantly. This is what really counts.”

– Compiled by Ruwandi Perera


Elizabeth Moir
Head of School