We recently received the very exciting news that three of our students have won special awards for their exceptional performances in last summer’s Pearson Edexcel IGCSE examinations. The Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards recognise students who have achieved the highest marks in subjects in their country or across the whole world.
Two of our students have achieved the highest mark in China – Matan for History and Xin Yi for French. Given the popularity of Pearson IGCSEs in this country, these are extraordinary achievements which are of great credit to the students themselves and to their teachers.
The third award was for Reia, whose incredible achievement of attaining the highest mark in the world for Mathematics puts her ahead of an estimated 70,000 other students globally. She did this while in Year 10, taking her Mathematics IGCSE early in preparation for the study of Further Pure Mathematics which she is currently working on in Year 11.
All three students and their families have been invited to a special awards ceremony held by the examination board which will be held next month. During this ceremony, it will also be my honour to receive two awards for the school itself – the Pioneer Award (for having students with outstanding results) and the 10th Anniversary Award as well as a personal award for our diligent examinations officer, Ms Celine Robertson.
Receiving external recognition of examination success means a lot to us as a school community, both as a source of pride and as an inspiration for future IGCSE cohorts. Congratulations to all three of our award winners!