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Students in Sri Lanka received Top in the World awards for their exceptional performance in Cambridge International exams in the academic year 2017-18.
The 17 Top in the World winners excelled in subjects such as Tamil, mathematics, business studies, English literature, computer science and environmental management. They came together to celebrate their academic achievements at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony held at the Bandarnaike Memorial International Hall, Colombo.
They received their certificates alongside the winners of other award categories, including students who achieved the highest marks in Sri Lanka in a single Cambridge International subject.
In total, 163 students from nine schools in Sri Lanka won Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Cambridge IGCSE, O Level or AS & A Level qualifications in the November 2017 and June 2018 Cambridge exam series’.
Of the winners, 39 students won awards for Top in Country, 33 won awards for High Achievement and 27 won awards for Best Across in various subjects.
Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge International, attended the ceremony along with Panchalika Kulatunga, County Manager (Sri Lanka), Cambridge International, Gill Caldicott, Country Director, British Council, and Devprakash Peiris, Acting Country Examinations Manager, British Council.
Michael O’Sullivan said: 'We are delighted to see students across Sri Lanka showcase their passion for learning and accomplish their goals. These exceptional results in Cambridge examinations would not have been attainable without the relentless efforts and commitment of teachers and the support of the students’ families.
‘Congratulations to all the students, and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.’
Panchalika Kulatunga said: 'It gives us immense pleasure to witness our learners achieve outstanding results year on year. All their hard work was assisted by the constant support of their teachers and parents. Cambridge International equips students with lifelong skills, and so the students can now put their best foot forward and pursue any goal that they desire.'
The number of Top in the World award winners in Sri Lanka has grown by 183 per cent on the previous year. The popularity of Cambridge AS & A Levels and Cambridge O Levels continues to grow, with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) particularly popular with Sri Lankan students. Other subjects such as business studies, accounting, computer science, and Cambridge Global Perspectives are also a popular choice for the country’s students.
View the news article from the Daily Mirror.