The results of last year’s standardized exams for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) have now been released, and in an impressive showing, Shanghai managed to produce the largest pool of students to be recognized by Cambridge International Examinations’ (CIE) with their Outstanding Learners awards.
One school in particular, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), kept its longstanding tradition of preparing students to achieve, with this year being no exception, as the students led the school to surpass all other independently registered international schools in the entirety of mainland China in the number of awards earned.
Six of the school’s young academicians received eight awards in the categories of “Top in World”, “Top in China”, and “High Achievement”, in the following categories:
- Foreign Languages – Mandarin
- Foreign Languages – Italian
- First Language – English
- Design & Technology
- Coordinated Sciences (Double Award)
- World Literature
YCIS Shanghai was additionally given the prestigious honour of being invited to present awards to the students, with the invitation stating:
“Yew Chung International School of Shanghai is the first school that established the Cambridge International programmes in mainland China; your presence will be of great significance to the award ceremony of this year, which marks the 15 years anniversary of Cambridge International Examinations in mainland China. We would like to invite you as a representative from the school to present the awards to the winners. It would be a great honour for the learners to receive the awards from you.”
During the ceremony, presenters included YCIS Shanghai Co-Principal, Dr. Richard Swann, as well as representatives from Cambridge International Examinations, including Regional Director of East Asia, Eric Ding, and Tony Clemson, the British Consulate Deputy Consul General. These distinguished representatives honored the students for their hard work and exam success. For each category, the students were welcomed on stage to be recognised and receive a medal and certificate, and to shake hands with the award presenters.