During a year that has been like no other, Gateway students supported by the dedicated management and teachers, lived up to the school’s vision of ‘Energize, Enlighten, Empower’ by completing most of the year's activities online, covering all syllabuses fully, sitting for physical examinations and obtaining excellent grades. Advanced Level (AS and AL) and IGCSE 2021 results that have just been released highlight many stellar performances among Gateway students that include 44 students receiving 3 or more A Stars at A2, 64 students receiving 3 As or more at AS and 81 students receiving 7 Grade 9s or more at IGCSE.
This year, in which grades were awarded through Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs of Edexcel) and School Assessed Grades (SAGs of Cambridge), the schools were required to propose grades that could be supported with adequate evidence. During the months of April and May, Gateway students were courageous to sit for mock examinations (two mock exams in certain subjects) as well as the unseen papers (sent by Edexcel) physically in school. This assisted the teachers and the school to have a portfolio of evidence to decide on the most appropriate grades for every child. The school’s centre policy as well as all grades proposed by the school being accepted by both awarding bodies with no questions asked, not only highlighted Gateway’s professionalism but also justified its standing as the only school in Sri Lanka to have ‘Associate Centre’ status from both Edexcel and Cambridge.