Our sincere congratulations go out to all students who received these esteemed awards. Being recognised as the highest achieving students in Vietnam is a testament to not only the hard work and aptitude of the students here at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City but the continued support offered by their parents and our dedicated teachers.
We spoke to some of our award-winning students on how it felt to receive this prestigious award:
“I felt surprise and accomplishment knowing that I did well in my favourite subject. I was so overjoyed that my heart wanted to exploded.” – Aina Solis
“I was very surprised when I found out that I achieved top in the country however, I felt very rewarded as I spent a lot of time on my coursework and I intricately learnt the exam structure.” – Anna Merlin
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum provides students with the opportunity to choose courses that they are passionate about. This reinforces the process of them becoming independent learners and thinkers, and they start to take responsibility for their own education.
Anna Merlin has always had an interest in creative subjects and by following her passion and studying Design & Technology she now holds the highest score in Vietnam.
“I was interested in the creative side of DT as I really enjoy creative subjects. I was also interested by the subject because we were designing and producing for a purpose. Everything we were learning and making had a use and products were suited to specific users. I also enjoyed the freedom we had for our coursework. We could pick any subject which we were passionate about, the design and final product was completely up to us.”