TES students among 'Cambridge Top in the World'
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Jenson Yang from Taipei European School (TES) has received a prestigious award from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge his outstanding performance in the 2012 Cambridge International Mathematics General Certificate of Secondary Education, according to the TES.
January 27, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Dr. Allan Weston, CEO of TES, said that the award, which was also received by Willie Hung for Mathematics and Karishma Matani for Chinese in 2011, recognized the talent, dedication and commitment of both learners and staff.
Yang received his Cambridge Top in the World award at a recent school ceremony on Jan. 10. Director of Communications and Customer Relations Janet Morris said: “It is extremely rewarding to congratulate Cambridge learners and teachers at TES who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous success in Cambridge examinations. The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in Taiwan, not only amongst learners but also within the teaching profession.”
In the May 2012 International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, TES High School students were very successful, with six students scoring 40 points and above out of a possible 45 points, putting them in the top 1-2 percent worldwide. An IB score of 38 points or better is needed to be able to access courses at both Ivy League universities and Oxbridge. In this same examination session Christine Yeh achieved 44 points, which is a score in the top 0.24 percent of all students taking the IB diploma around the world, the TES said.
The Cambridge Top in the World awards recognizes the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject. Cambridge places learners at the center of their international education programs and qualifications, which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.