Wednesday 18 February 2015


Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, Nepal.The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Nepalin the June and November 2014 Cambridge examination series.

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards was presented at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmanduon 18 February2015. The Honourable Vice President of Nepal, Mr. Pramanand Jha, was the guest of honour in today’s ceremony. Special Guests were: Dr Lava DeAwasthi, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education, Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, Cambridge International Examinations, Charge d’ affaires Sir Guy Harrison, British Embassy and Brendan McSharry OBE, Country Director of British Council Nepal.

Over 33 learners received awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including29 learners who attained the highest marks in Nepalin a subject. The awards also celebrated the achievements of those learners who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’ based outstanding performance in subjects which are not yet so widely taken in Nepal, and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects. The winning learners out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge International AS and A Level.

These outstanding results will be recognised by employers and universities around the world as proof of academic excellence.

His Excellency Honourable Vice President, Pramanand Jha said: “I want to extend my heartfelt congratulation to all the students for achieving academic excellence. Quality education is the need of today and with these achievements it’s a gateway to expedite in education and become competitive globally. This is a proud moment for us as our students now lead a path of becoming skilful citizens and in the future will be able to contribute in the development of the countrWhile Dr Lava Deo Awasthi, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education highlighted: “Today I am honoured to be a part of this ceremony. Firstly, for the students outstanding achievements from Nepal and secondly with the launch of AS Nepali Studies, we are now connected to the global community. This is a great moment for us academically.”

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, CIE said “We congratulate learners across Nepal on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. These achievements demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. We wish them every success in their future.”

Brendan McSharry OBE, Country Director of British Council Nepal expressed before awarding the certificates of excellence to the students, “Today we celebrate the accomplishment of the students who have excelled in A and AS Levels across in a range of subjects in Nepal. Over 300,000 students from across the world pursue Cambridge International Examinations with 1500 from Nepal. With increasing demand in A and AS Levels studies, this year we will increase the teaching training and student support for the A Level Schools of Nepal and in study programme quality to help produce world toppers once again from Nepal. Another, biggest achievement for us to celebrate today is launching of AS Nepali Studies in the Cambridge International Examinations which will be implemented from June 2016 ExaminationSuzy Chowdhury,Schools Development Manager, CIE expressed: “I am very proud to congratulate learners across Nepal on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. It is encouraging to acknowledge the high standards of education offered by schools across the country reflected through these exceptional results. These achievements are a credit to the partnerships which Cambridge has established with schools and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. I wish them every success in their future.”

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Cambridge International Examinations offers new Nepal Studies AS Level

Cambridge International Examinations, has introduced, for the first time, a subject syllabus as part of the Cambridge Advanced qualifications portfolio which focusses on Nepal. The AS Level, Nepal Studies, will be available for the June examination series from June 2016 onwards and allows learners to develop an in-depth understanding of the elements that make up modem-day Nepal. The Nepal Studies course is offered at AS level. It offers learners a chance to study locally-relevant content while developing skills for the future. The curriculum encourages development of independent learning and analysis through medium of Nepal-centric course content.

The Nepal Studies AS Level has a similar global relevance, while remaining firmly rooted in the cultural, social and political history and current affairs of Nepal. The syllabus been developed with the learner at the heart: while the course content aims to build awareness of contemporary Nepal, it focuses attention on the importance of considering these issues in a rigorous, reasoned and analytical way. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the geography, history, international affairs, culture and economy of Nepal, alongside developing their own analysis, evaluation and independent thinking skills.

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