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Indian students win 177 Cambridge International awards this year

December 2, 2021

Cambridge International has announced the winners of its prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for 2020-21. This year, 150 Indian students have scooped 177 of the highly sought-after Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for 2020-21 as compared to 127 students last year.

According to the organisation’s press release the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards are the hallmark of exceptional student achievement in Cambridge exams around the world. They recognise students’ achievements in a wide range of Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects. The global awards acknowledge student success in four categories – ‘Top in the World’, ‘Top in Country’, ‘High Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Across Subjects’. Out of 150 unique winners across the country, 24 winners are from Bengaluru. Six students from Bengaluru have won ‘Top in the World’, and four students from the city have won ‘Best across subjects’.

Altogether, 42 students in India scooped the highly coveted ‘Top in the World’ award, which is awarded to students who achieve the highest marks in the world in a particular subject. In addition, 65 won the ‘Top in Country’ award and 17 won the ‘Best across Subjects’ award. 

Girish Krishnan from Treamis International School, Bengaluru emerged as the student with the maximum number of awards in the country. He won 10 awards across categories with seven awards for ‘Top in the World’ and one award each for ‘Top in Country’, ‘Best across Four Subjects’ and ‘Best across Three Subjects’. 

Number of Awards 2019-2020 2020-2021
Unique winners from Bengaluru 21 24
Top in the World from Bengaluru 2 6
Best Across from Bengaluru 2 4

Mahesh Shrivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge Assessment International Education said, “I would like to congratulate all of our award winners across India for their truly amazing achievements in their recent exams. What they have all achieved, during such a challenging year is incredible. The pandemic has continued to disrupt teaching and learning around the world, creating a great deal of uncertainty for students and teachers alike. Yet our students and their teachers have all worked incredibly hard to overcome these challenges and have maintained their focus on teaching and learning. I applaud all of our winners. These awards recognise their resilience and dedication and each of them should be very proud of what they have achieved. I wish them all the very best for the future.

“On behalf of everyone at Cambridge International, I would also like to thank and congratulate each of the winner’s schools, teachers and families, for everything they have done to support these students throughout their studies and help them to achieve this success today.”

Jyothis Mathew, Head of the Centre, Treamis International School, Bengaluru said: “Congratulations Girish Krishnan on winning 10 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. Your high scores are a reflection of your hard work and dedication towards learning and your exemplary achievement has made both your parents and us at school very proud. Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards celebrate the success of high-performing Cambridge learners, but they are also an appreciation of the journey involving all the stakeholders and their efforts which culminated as this accomplishment. During the pandemic, the teaching/learning journey was redefined, redesigned, and had a complete overhaul. I would like to congratulate all the winners and those involved in making this global experiment successful. The transition from on-campus teaching to online teaching to hybrid teaching was the ultimate test of perseverance of the teachers and parents who took this as an opportunity and supported the continuity of learning.”

The awards provide an opportunity to recognise the hard work, dedication and outstanding achievements of the very best Cambridge students around the world. The achievements of those who won awards this year are especially impressive, as many of them have had to adapt how they learn when schools were closed, and teaching and learning couldn’t take place face-to-face in a classroom. 

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