Friday 07 April 2017

Forty-one students have won awards from Cambridge International Examinations for outstanding performance. One student has received the prestigious Cambridge ‘Top in the World’ award

7 April 2017: Forty-one Nepalese students have won awards from Cambridge International Examinations for their exceptional performance in the June 2016 and November 2016 Cambridge exam series. The awards recognize success in Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects.

The students, from schools across the country, were congratulated at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony, supported by the British Council, on 7 April 2017 at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg. Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director – South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations and Jim O’Neill, Country Examinations Manager, British Council Nepal will attend the event.

This year, one student from Nepal was awarded the prestigious ‘Top in World’ award for Cambridge International AS Level Language & Literature in English. Thirty-two students were awarded ‘Top in Country’ awards across a range of Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations, saidIt gives me immense pleasure to see students across Nepal show such passion for learning. Their outstanding results in Cambridge International Examinations is proof of their determination to achieve academic success, their teachers’ commitment and the constant support of their family and friends. Congratulations to all these students on their performance this year and I wish them every success in all of their future endeavors.”   

Jim O'Neill, Country Exams Manager at British Council Nepal, said “The Cambridge curriculum helps students to learn and acquire core skills and competencies such as critical thinking and problem solving. The coursework and range of subjects offered by Cambridge International Examinations helps students acquire a scientific temperament and an international, perceptive outlook that prepares them very well for lifelong learning. It gives ample opportunity to students to explore and pursue wider areas of study in today's global context. It is a student-friendly curriculum that challenges, invigorates and helps students towards high academic standards.”

The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects in Nepal are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Paper. 

Notes to Editor

About Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

About the British Council

British Council works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year British Council reaches over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, British Council is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of British Council’s income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisation. Eighteen per cent of British Council’s funding is received from the UK government.

More information about what British Council does in Nepal can be found at this link