Evoking the true potential of our future generation| 6 Mar 2019
IGCSE students from the Singapore International School Hong Kong won 9 out of 35 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards given out for the 2018 June IGCSE examination series.
Six IGCSE students from Singapore International School Hong Kong (SISHK) have received a total of 9 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards - a group of prestigious awards issued by Cambridge Assessment International Education to recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world, for their stellar performance in the 2018 June IGCSE examination series.
Among the 9 awards, Justine Chan received the Best Across Eight Award (first place in Hong Kong) for attaining the first highest cumulative total standard marks in eight subjects, and the Top in Hong Kong Award for Information & Communication Technology.
Kristy Chan bagged the Top in Hong Kong Award for both Biology and Chemistry. Alex Yu and Kok Zi Suen excelled in Global Perspectives and Mathematics (Without Coursework) respectively, and were both awarded the Top in the World Award which recognises that a student has scored the highest mark in the world for a single subject.
"Aside from our hard work, we really owe our success to our teachers who have provided great support for all students," says Justine. "They have shown great dedication to aid us in all aspects, not only academically, which has really allowed us to establish a close bond with them and the community of the school."
"To our teachers, every student is a priority and nobody is neglected," says Kristy. "The whole process of IGCSE including the mock exams is a very long winded process and can be frustrating at times, and how teachers sacrifice their own time to support us has really elevated my respect towards them to a whole new level."
"I am extremely honoured to have won the Top in the World award for CIE Mathematics in 2018, but I couldn't have achieved what I did without the helping hands of my school teachers, who have been nothing less than patient and understanding," says Zi Suen who took Mathematics when she was in Secondary 3. "SISHK has consistently provided me with a conducive study environment, but especially so in the days leading up to the IGCSE exam."
"SISHK has provided our daughter with the perfect environment to develop into a young lady who knows how to think and make wise decisions for herself," says Mr. Kok Che Yu, Zi Suen's father. "The dual-language teaching approach has facilitated her ability to acquire knowledge without forgetting about her roots and the importance of traditional Chinese values."
For Alex, it is the individualized help that has allowed him to reach his greatest potential. "The greatest lesson that was bestowed upon me is the importance to develop my own method of learning," says Alex. "Every person is different and there is no one way that will fit everyone, and figuring out what method fits us best is fundamental for our development into lifelong learners."
Justine, Kristy and Alex are now working towards their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at SISHK while Zi Suen is taking the rest of her IGCSE exams in June. In order to recognize and award local students that have excelled in both academic and non-academic areas, the Singapore International School Foundation Limited (SISF) has established the Ng Teng Fong Merit Scholarship. Students studying in local Hong Kong schools may have the opportunity to access SISHK's uniquely Singaporean holistic education from Secondary 1 onwards to prepare them for university and their journey of lifelong learning. Applications are now being accepted and will close on 15 March 2019.
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