Pearson’s largest qualification brand ‘Edexcel’, in collaboration with the British Council, conducted its sixth Academic Award Ceremony on 25 November 2017 for students in Bangladesh who achieved outstanding results in their International GCSE and A Level examinations in 2017. We held the Award Ceremonies held in the Hall of Fame of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. This year, 709 awardees received awards for achieving outstanding results. 55 awardees achieved world highest marks in different subjects. 81 primary and lower secondary awardees also won awards for their brilliant achievements. There were 460 International GCSE and 113 International A Level awardees. These students have achieved minimum seven ‘A’ Grades and more in their International GCSE subjects and four ‘A’ grades in A Levels. Some students have achieved even 11 A Grades in Int. GCSE and 6 ‘A’ grades in A Levels.
Barbara Wickham, Director Bangladesh, British Council was the Guest of Honour, and Derek Richardson, Vice President- Pearson, UK attended the grand award ceremony as the Chief Guest. Among others, Saidur Rahman, Country Manager, Pearson Bangladesh; Andriani Papapericleous, Director Examinations, British Council; Harish Doraiswamy, Vice President- School, Pearson India and Abdullah Al Mamun Liton, Regional Development Manager, Pearson, Bangladesh were also present at the event. “Bangladesh has a large number of highly talented young students who have the potential to contribute to the continued economic progress of the country in their journey to develop a better world. The excellent performance of the students every year in the examinations conducted by globally renowned qualification providers like Edexcel is a strong proof of this immense potential. Congratulations to all the high achievers this year, and I wish them all the best,” said Barbara Wickham, Director Bangladesh, The British Council. Bangladesh is one of the key countries where a large number of students pursue Edexcel qualifications. Many of these students end up going abroad for higher studies in renowned international and local universities.
The British Council and Pearson jointly hope that the students, parents and schools will feel encouraged to achieve more considerable success in the future by such regular annual event.