13 students have been awarded Top in the world awards from Cambridge International Examinations for their exceptional performance in the June 2016 Cambridge examination series. The students achieved the highest marks in the world in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. Thirty-one students also achieved Top in Country awards across these qualifications.
These ‘toppers’ from schools across the country were recognised for their academic achievements with an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Certificate at Cambridge’s Outstanding Learner Awards ceremony held on November 27 at The Westin, Dhaka.
The awards ceremony was attended by Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the National Parliament; Mark Clayton, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission; Jim Scarth OBE, Acting Country Director British Council; Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations Bangladesh British Council; Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director (South Asia), Cambridge International Examinations; Suzy Chowdhury, Country Manager Bangladesh and Nepal, Cambridge International Examinations; and other British Council representatives.
Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said, ‘It is a pleasure to be amongst the highest achievers. The human resource in Bangladesh is one of our areas of strength. The huge population of youth in our country is also very talented, and we must ensure that we nurture them properly so that they can serve our country as members of the workforce.’
Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations Bangladesh, British Council said, ‘Over the years, we have observed some highly talented students emerging from Bangladesh. This year, the extraordinary results achieved by students in Bangladesh is no different. We at the British Council always strive to support the talents in Bangladesh through our comprehensive services, and we thank CIE for their support to the students.’
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, “Over the past decade, Cambridge qualifications have witnessed a gain in stature and popularity in Bangladesh. It gives us immense pleasure to see learners across Bangladesh successfully exhibit their passion to succeed. We are also grateful to the teachers who have equipped students to take ownership of their learning as they address challenges that they are likely to face in the future.”
Suzy Chowdhury, Country Manager Bangladesh and Nepal, Cambridge International Examinations said that the objective of Cambridge programmes is to develop and assess all aspects of creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to prepare students for their life in university: “It brings us great joy to witness the achievements of these extremely talented young learners, which was backed by the efforts of their teachers and the support of their parents. These students can now prepare for their next level of education since the qualifications they have gained are accepted by leading universities worldwide.”
The 13 Top in World award winners came from seven schools in Bangladesh. This year, three students achieved highest marks in the world in Cambridge O Level Additional mathematics; while nine students achieved the highest marks in the world in Cambridge International AS Level mathematics.