11 Mar 2019
Students from across Indonesia celebrated their academic achievements at a recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony in Jakarta.
The ceremony recognised 123 students from 45 schools who were presented with awards for their achievements in Cambridge IGCSEs and International AS & A Levels.
An impressive 27 students received Top in World awards for their exceptional performance in subjects including mathematics, travel & tourism and foreign language Mandarin Chinese.
Louisa Ellen Gunadi, from Bina Bangsa School in Kebon Jeruk, received the prestigious Top in World award for Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics. Mathematics was always her favourite subject, but she said winning the award took hard work and a lot of preparation.
She said: 'My tips would be to prepare weeks before the actual exams. Start by reviewing chapters that you know you have difficulty with and do a lot of past year papers. Always aim for a higher score in your next one.'
Calista Yapeter, from the same school, won the Top in Indonesia award for Cambridge International A Level Mathematics.
Now in her first year of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London, Calista credits her teachers and preparation for her success.
She said: 'Our teachers are experienced in guiding students, and they know what to expect in the actual exam.
'If you have any doubts, don’t be scared to ask questions. It’s best to go into the exam room fully understanding the topics.
‘Ultimately, a good score will follow as long as you work hard and have good study habits.'
Another outstanding performance came from National High Jakarta School student Arthur Maximilian Tanjaya who picked up five awards in total, including Top in Indonesia for Cambridge International A Level Biology, Mathematics and Physics. He also won a High Achievement award in Cambridge International A Level Further Mathematics and first place for 'Best Across Three Cambridge International A Levels'.
Dianindah Apruyani, Senior Country Manager, Indonesia, said: 'Cambridge International A Levels are excellent preparation for university success anywhere in the world due to the deeper learning and critical thinking skills students develop through our syllabuses.
'Cambridge International AS & A Levels are recognised by over 1400 leading universities and these students can be confident that their achievements will be recognised and valued by universities and employers around the world.'
Cambridge programmes are taught in more than 200 schools across Indonesia.